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    “Beksiński in Silesia Festival” in Tichauer Art Gallery, Tychy

    On June 18 at the Tichauer Art Gallery in Tychy, a unique festival of Zdzisław Beksiński’s work entitled “Beksiński in Silesia” will begin. It will include an exhibition of 55 original paintings by the artist, an extensive multimedia exhibition “Beksiński Multimedia Exhibition – Human Condition”, as well as several accompanying events, such as screenings of films about the life of the Beksiński family, meetings with their friends, panels, and discussions with guests, as well as the final concert ” The World of Master Beksiński “. It will be the first such artistic project in Poland devoted to the work of this famous painter.

    According to the Wikipedia website, Zdzisław Beksiński was a Polish painter, photographer, and sculptor, specializing in the field of dystopian surrealism. Aged 75, he was stabbed to death by a 19-year-old acquaintance from Wołomin because he did not lend him money.

    Beksiński made his paintings and drawings in what he called either a Baroque or a Gothic manner. He had no formal training and his paintings were mainly created using oil paint on hardboard panels that he personally prepared, although he also experimented with acrylic paints. He abhorred silence; Beksinski listened to classical music while painting. 

    His creations were made mainly in two periods. The first period of work is generally considered to contain expressionistic color, with a strong style of "utopian realism" and surreal architecture, like a doomsday scenario. The second period contained more abstract style, with the main features of formalism.

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