A lecture of the Bydgoszcz Academy of Art

For a long time, the concept of content in art has been defined by the question of “what”, i.e. what has been revealed in art, and the concept of form by the question of “how”, i.e. how it has been presented. Over the centuries, “what” has not changed so drastically, apart from the discovery, of course, that one can create art without presenting anything. On the other hand, “how” changed with inventions of technology, philosophical thought, aesthetics, psychology, utopia…
After the theoretical introduction, we will think – using the examples of paintings by Francis Bacon, Antoni Fałat, Henryk Waniek, Tadeusz Brzozowski, Andrzej Wróblewski and many others – which elements of perception have been coded by the artists in their paintings. I will use illustrations, statements by artists and content analyses of the works. Together we will be looking for an answer as to whether the form has actually survived the test of time and whether it reflects the content the artist meant…
Anna Kroplewska-Gajewska – born in 1963, art historian (Catholic University of Lublin), museologist – curator of the collection of Polish modern art in the Regional Museum in Toruń. The author of numerous exhibitions, texts about art and catalogues. She’s been dealing with the artistic environment of Toruń in the twentieth century, especially in the years 1920-1939. Member of the Association of Art Historians and the POKAZ Critics Club in Warsaw.
21.02.2018, 6pm
20 Gdańska St.

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