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Art Sources Review

Title of Product:

Jerzy Duda Gracz- Decomposing Satire

Country: Poland
Century: 1900 - The 20th Century
Topic: Jerzy Duda Gracz- Decomposing Satire
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Name of Author(s): K.T. Toeplitz
Name of Producer: Net periodic:”www.syllianizm.”
Language/s of Product: Polish
Target Group: General audience
Overall Evaluation: excellent
Availability of community:
Objectives & Structure:
Aspects to consider:
- The decompositions and irony as the artistic expression
- Students find the world of the irony, the purpose caricature in art of the uncommon nature, possessing the specified code of cognitive dissonance
- The irony in art, the didactic function, and the touching the “human wrong universe” and its disabilities and deformations
- Possibility of constructing an index of sources adjusting the irony’ s expression and its corresponded personages and visions personalised study/training course

Description of contents:
Jerzy Duda Gracz created his pictures in the tones of very elaborated, stinging satire- in the forms of spherical deformations- of fatty, non esthetical, not edible pictures, exploring the painful and beating recovery of the lack of human taste and the odour of stereotypes lasting in the human postures and attitudes.
The purpose was opening the viewers’ eyes through that orientated deformation on the human basis of uncontrollable and unscrupulous “bad seeds”, which gave birth to their not tasty fruits in the civilization’s wrong manners and arising decomposition of the human spirit and its creative vividness.
The characters are demonstrated as stupid, arrogant, lacking in tolerance, blindly believing in money, telling lies to each other purposely, feeding on the American culture.
The world of Duda Gracz’s scenery is tragically deformed, and consequently explored by means of the real grotesque. The author used to say that he was concentrating on the former world existing before the industrial epoch, since the new artefacts in their technical improvement paradoxically trough their uncontrollable intensiveness and lack of spirit would lead the human as the species to the global degradation.
The human functions and natural positive instincts will extinct, and it only remains to helplessly dream about what is not longer possible to come back anyhow.
Evaluation and Comments:
Overall Evaluation: excellent
Clarity of structure, logical sequence of contents: excellent
Usability / easiness of navigation: excellent
The website is interesting / stimulating: excellent
Educational and learning value: excellent
Quality and relevancy of content: excellent
Compatibility of the content with the target group: excellent
Suitability and quality of graphic interface: excellent
Degree and quality of interaction: excellent
Exploitation of the electronic potential: excellent
Availability and quality of simulation exercises: excellent
Quality of the evaluation tools: excellent
Possibility of printing/saving material or tests: excellent
Description of how the website can be used with the students::
- The website gives the spectrum of grotesque and irony under the shadow of the civilization

Students find their own (experienced) attitudes closer to the visions of the painters- deformers of the shared reality
Evaluation Date: 01.09.208.
Name of teacher: Gabriela Kurowska
Name of School: The National Gallery of Art in Gdansk
Country: Poland
Subjects Taught: Fine Arts

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