- Interviews with the Masters of Painting
Do painters talk? At first they’re silent. It’s not easy convincing them to share their stories.
wanted them to talk about themselves – about their paintings, their obsessions, and their successes – but also about their difficulties, things that went wrong, situations that didn't play out in accordance with their plans and dreams; financial success coupled with a lack of fulfillment. She also wanted to know about their visions, their intensely sensual experiences of temporary things, for which words are insufficient, which you can simply…paint.
The interviews collected in this album took place over a period of several years. Some painters have already passed away, their words becoming an unrepeatable document, a mental canvas, and also, perhaps most importantly, a sincere manifestation of artistic attitudes. The album’s choice of artists, representing various schools and generations, is subjective. Objectivity can only be had in assessing the worthiness of their works – works that have achieved significant international acclaim. Polish contemporary art is without a doubt controversial. But it is also, undoubtedly, interesting, creative, and of global importance. It is also, most definitely, alive.
We invite you to take a unique and exciting adventure, in which the masters of the art world take you on a behind-the-scenes tour of their work and share the secrets of their private lives.
Zdzisław Beksiński, Jan Berdyszak, Tadeusz Brzozowski, Józef Czapski, Jan Dobkowski, Tadeusz Dominik, Edward Dwurnik, Wojciech Fangor, Stanisław Fijałkowski, Stefan Gierowski, Aleksandra Jachtoma, Łukasz Korolkiewicz, Jerzy Mierzejewski, Jarosław Modzelewski, Jerzy Nowosielski, Roman Opałka, Teresa Pągowska, Jacek Sempoliński, Jacek Sienicki, Jonasz Stern, Barbara Szubińska, Leon Tarasewicz, Jan Tarasin, Tomasz Tatarczyk, Hanna Zawa-Cywińska.