The fifth from a series of six lectures by the Art Transfer Foundation, devoted to the drawing and graphic works of artists who became virtuosos of the black line.
Henryk Berlewi, painter and graphic artist, belonged to the most avant-garde current of Polish modern art. He was strongly associated with the European artistic avant-garde. In the 1920s he exhibited and stayed in Berlin. As an art theoretician, in 1924 he published the manifesto Mechano-Faktura, in which he rejected spatial illusion painting in favour of two-dimensional canvases. He limited the colour scale to white, black and red, and introduced the use of stencils into his art. In 1928 he settled permanently in Paris. He is considered a precursor of op-art and minimal-art. His biography is a story about the beginnings of avant-garde graphic design and typography in Poland.
Lecturer: Ewa Szachowska – art therapist, coordinator and author of educational projects and a long-term associate of the Art Transfer Foundation (since 2013). She collaborates with the Museum of Modern Art on the Vistula River in the project Mature Wonderful. Conducts workshops, guided tours, lectures and various educational activities using the medium of art, dedicated mainly to adults, especially seniors, but also to people with disabilities and children. She is passionate about art history – both by education and by avocation. She deals with education through art and art therapy both from the conceptual and workshop side. She also conducts workshops and works as a guide in the Botanical Garden at the University of Warsaw.
Talk in Polish.