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Jacek Malczewski (Radom July 15, 1854 - Cracow October 8, 1929) is one of the most outstanding painters in the history of Polish art.

Malczewski started his master studies with Jan Matejko already in 1875 before embarking on a trip to France, and completed them in 1879 after his return from abroad back to Partitioned Poland. In spite of considerable aesthetic differences between them, Malczewski was greatly influenced by Matejko's historical painting filled with neo-romantic metaphor and patriotic themes. He was equally impressed with the dramatic art of earlier Polish Romantic painter Artur Grottger. His painting revolved ...

Jacek Malczewski (Pologne, 1854-1929) – Self-Portrait with Death (1902) Collection privée

Death, Jacek Malczewski

  • Josh Eckert

    This is stunning. Something about this just caught me off guard and I can't even pinpoint it or fully articulate it in words. Wow. I don't know if it's the subtle look on Death's face that could be interpreted as pity, or the way she's (hey, death as a woman, isn't that atypical?) pinching his face, but... damn. Glad I happened to see this and I'm glad you posted it.

Jacek Malczewski Classical Art Seen On www.coolpicturega...

Autoportret w jakuckiej czapce, 1907. Olej na tekturze. 40,5 x 32,5 cm. Muzeum Narodowe w Poznaniu.