#photography & visual arts
In slaughter natives - The silence shed a tear
The series, drawn in major part from the 2011 album Foto Beksiński spans the broad range of images that set Beksiński among the most significant avant-garde photographer of the 1950s - from press photography to shots of family home, mountain landscapes, portraits and the unconventional depictions of the human body
Although he was best known for his apocalyptic paintings, Zdzisław Beksiński (1929-2005) first explored his passion for the synthetic, the unnatural and the arranged through photography. His pictures transpired an inclination for form and order. His works were considered to be the most innovative: reminiscent of interwar Surrealism, he used amateur photographs and destroyed negatives to create abstract images. He also authored an untitled series of a proto-Conceptualist and Expressionist nature, anticipating artistic trends such as photo-performance and body-art.