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Photographs from the album Fine Arts at the Tatra Foothills by Teresa Jabłońska. The album is the first one of its kind to offer a comprehensive presentation of the Tatra landscape in the work of Polish artists till 1939. Published by the Polish Scientific Publishers, 2015.

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Cover of Przeciw nicości. Fotografie Stanisława Ignacego Witkiewicza (Against Nothingness. Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz's Photographs), 1986, photo source: www.polishphotobook.tumblr.com

Przeciw nicości (Against Nothingness) by Ewa Franczak and Stefan Okołowicz is not a classic photobook, mainly because it was produced almost fifty years after the death of its main protagonist and the author of the photographs published within.

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Selected spreads from the photobook Against Nothingness. Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz's Photographs (Przeciw nicości. Fotografie Stanisława Ignacego Witkiewicza), photographs: Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, text: Ewa Franczak, Stefan Okołowicz, graphic design: Lech Przybylski, publisher: Wydawnictwo Literackie, Kraków, 1986.

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Станислав Игнаций Виткевич (Виткаций) «Фантазия-сказка», 1922, фото: Национальный музей в Варшаве

75 years ago Polish writer and painter Witkacy committed suicide upon hearing the news of the Soviet invasion of Poland. Far from being a tragic exception, he heralds a long series of shattered lives whose literary talent might have bloomed had it not been bloodily trampled

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Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz (Witkacy), Collapse by the Lamp, 1913, photo courtesy of the Tatra Museum in Zakopane

Witkacy (1885-1939) learned how to take photographs thanks to his father - the painter and critic, Stanisław Witkiewicz. Not only did he present his son with his very first camera and taught him how to use it, but he also continued to talk with him about the medium, review his prints, and pose for some of his pictures until his death in 1915.

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Cally Spooner, Collapsing in Parts, 2011; photo courtesy of the artist

Polish curator Joanna Zielińska and Spanish artist David Maroto revisit their Book Lovers project with the exhibition titled The Preparation of the Novel.

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Краков, фото: Лукаш Гагульский / Forum

Literature lovers around the globe know how a good book can transport them to worlds both real and imagined. For those lucky enough to find themselves in Poland, we offer a guide to some of the real world sites of Polish literature.

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Amsterdam is the next stop for the literature-cum-art project that has already graced the cities of Antwerp, New York and Warsaw, transforming the De Appel Arts Centre into a bookshop specialising in novels specifically written by visual artists

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Tytus Czyżewski, Portrait of Bruno Jasieński, 1920, oil, canvas, photo: courtesy of the Museum of Art in Łódź, Kultura headquarters in Maisons-Laffitte near Paris, photo by: Wojciech Łaski / East News, Józef Oleszkiewicz, Portrait of Adam Mickiewicz, 1828, donation of Władysław Mickiewicz, photo source: National Museum in Cracow

In order to guide English-speakers towards the Polish authors best suited for their specific tastes, Culture.pl has put together an exclusive guide offering historical context and tailor-made recommendations.

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Bruno Schulz's The Procession - a cliche-verre print from the series The Book of Idolatry from 1920-1924

Bruno Schulz may have tragically died over seven decades ago, but he has undoubtedly been granted a second life through countless international reinterpretations

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Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, Self-portrait, 1913, photo from the collection of The National Museum in Warsaw

Allow us to introduce you to the quirks that make Witkacy the prototypical hipster.

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The exhibition, held as part of an ongoing programme presenting the most interesting private collections of contemporary and modern art at the Orangerie of the Palace Museum in Wilanów. Okołowicz and Franczak’s unique collection shows Witkacy as an avid fan of photography, creating his own images and collecting the works of others. The exhibition features his famous self-portraits, an illustration of the biographical legend of a ‘great eccentric’, photographs of him taken by his friends and vice-versa, along with experimental techniques of staging and photography.

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The exhibition, held as part of an ongoing programme presenting the most interesting private collections of contemporary and modern art at the Orangerie of the Palace Museum in Wilanów.

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Self-portrait, c1915-1917, Saint Petersburg, photograph by the Museum of Art in Łodź, photo from the collection of Ewa Franczak and Stefan Okołowicz

Painter, illustrator, photographer, playwright, novelist, philosopher, art theorist, and critic; member of the first-ever Polish group of avant-garde artists known as the Formists.

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New Forms in Painting and the Resulting Misunderstandings / Aesthetic Sketches - Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz

This volume is a critical edition, compiled by Janusz Degler and Lech Sokół, of two of Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz's (1885-1939) most important books on art theory and aesthetics: "New Forms in Painting and the Resulting Misunderstandings" (Warsaw, 1919), and "Aesthetic Sketches" (Kraków, 1922)...

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Directed by Jerzy Jarocki, State Higher School of Theatre in Kraków, January 2002.

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