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Art in the Family
September 17, 2008 By M.H.    
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The ¦l±skie Museum in Katowice is hosting the 2 x Wyczółkowski. Bonds exhibition of graphic works by two artists from a family with a long-standing artistic tradition: Leszek Wyczółkowski and his great-uncle Leon Wyczółkowski.

Leszek Wyczółkowski is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts (ASP) in Warsaw. He has lived in Canada since 1978. He is interested in easel painting and primarily in graphic arts. His works feature geometric forms and have symbolic and metaphoric meaning inspired by universal values in contemporary culture. The exhibition contains several dozen of the artist's prints produced using aquatint and etching techniques.

Leon Wyczółkowski (1852-1936), was a versatile artist. He was particularly fascinated with graphic techniques. Most of his works are lithographs. His favorite themes include landscape, trees, the Białowieska Forest in eastern Poland, and also old architecture, including Cracow churches.

The exhibition juxtaposes Leon's romantic "narratives" with Leszek's symbolism and metaphysics. The two artists share a partiality to graphic techniques and draw on nature as a source of inspiration. What divides them is the era in which they were working and their individual perception of the world.

Katowice, Silesian Museum, 3 Wojciecha Korfantego Ave., through Oct. 12
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