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Józef Czapski - an apprenticeship of looking

Author: Józef Czapski; Eric Karpeles; Wojciech Karpiński; Adam Zagajewski
Publisher: New York, NY ; London Thames et Hudson 2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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This stunning monograph, a long-overdue critical appraisal of Polish artist Jozef Czapski (1896-1993), arrives at a moment when the artist's legacy is gaining new recognition. Within these pages, author Eric Karpeles conveys how making art was so enmeshed with Czapski's way of seeing and being in the world that it was second nature. Given that he lived into his 97th year, it's no surprise that the artist has works  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Bildband
Named Person: Józef Czapski; Józef Czapski; Józef Czapski
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Józef Czapski; Eric Karpeles; Wojciech Karpiński; Adam Zagajewski
ISBN: 9780500023044 0500023042
OCLC Number: 1128856102
Description: 270 Seiten ; 29 cm
Other Titles: Apprenticeship of looking
Józef Czapski
Responsibility: Eric Karpeles ; with essays by Wojciech Karpiński and Adam Zagajewski.

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This stunning monograph, a long-overdue critical appraisal of Polish artist Jozef Czapski (1896-1993), arrives at a moment when the artist's legacy is gaining new recognition. Within these pages, author Eric Karpeles conveys how making art was so enmeshed with Czapski's way of seeing and being in the world that it was second nature. Given that he lived into his 97th year, it's no surprise that the artist has works dating from every decade of the 20th century but the first. As witness to the tumultuous events of that century, he found in painting "a refuge and a salvation". Prolific as a painter, he was equally disciplined in recording the events of his life in pencil, ink, and watercolour in his journals. At a time when abstract art tended to dominate aesthetic discourse, he preferred to observe the world around him, to portray people going about their daily business. Some of his most compelling works depict theatre-goers and art lovers doing what they do best - looking.

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