*A lecture in the series “Decades of Contrasts” organized by the Art Tranfser Foundation.
Rafał Malczewski was one of the leading representatives of Zakopane bohemia. In his free time, between skiing and climbing, between parties at Witkacy’s, discussions at Zamoyski’s, and soirées at Szymanowski’s, he would reach for his paints or crayons to create a world of fairy-tale landscapes or document the technical achievements of the Second Polish Republic.
Presenter: Paweł Bień - art historian, culture expert, poet. He graduated from Interdisciplinary Individual Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences at the universities of Wrocław and Warsaw. He regularly collaborates with the National Museum in Warsaw and the Fryderyk Chopin Institute. He has been a guest lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, art exhibition offices and several Universities of the Third Age. He is the author of the poetry book Light Sensitivity.