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Title of Product:

Stanislaw Wyspianski- the Polish Modernism’s star representing the Renaissance’s versatility

Country: Poland
Century: 1800 - The 19th Century
Topic: Stanislaw Wyspianski- the Polish Modernism’s star representing the Renaissance’s versatility
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Name of Author(s): A.M. Marczewski
Name of Producer: Local net information source regarding art: “”
Language/s of Product: Polish
Website of the product:
Target Group: General audience
Overall Evaluation: excellent
Availability of community:
Objectives & Structure:
Aspects to consider:
- The Website gathers all the artist’s compendium of plastic arts and other visualised and ornamentally elaborated conventions of art
- Students learn the artist’s manners exposed through his masterpieces, his special artistic attention and his insights’ exploration
- Stanislaw Wyspianski ’s artistic inclusion within the Polish Modernism and its formal and emotional manifersting
- Possibility of connecting the national atmosphere’s wide extension with Wyspianski’ s artistic collection

Description of contents:
Stanislaw Wyspianski was par excellence an artist of the Renaissance’s extension and versatility. He was the most spectacular personage of the Polish Modernism. He performed portraits, glass paintings, polychromic designs, illustrations, symbolic landscapes, sketches, graphics variations.
In his portraits, he presented the conversions of the artist’s and human being’s personality, he was displaying his critical and painful knowledge. The leaves of vines around his head in his self portrait expressed an allusion about his difficult condition of the health.
The portraits of Wyspianski’s children do not find any similar ones in the Polish art. They are standing out, because of the subtlety of performance, the depths of feelings inset and the tensely focused realistic observation with lyrical and poetical atmosphere (e.g. as in his portrait presenting his daughter Helena).
The sleeping trees, leafless branches constitute an aura of the mythical presentation of the death’s cycle and the nature’s resurrection. Its famous symbolism’s trans- motive figure emphasising that effect was the straw cover of a bush. Besides, the dance of the straw figure became a symbol of Poland’s sleeping dance of the lost national opportunities and stifling disillusions.
Within his glass paintings, Wyspianski was a creator of allegories, e.g. the glass allegoric figure of the Mercy completing one of his glass paintings is a girl from the Polish folk with long loose hair, who exposes as a manifesting sign of the fresh native encoded requisite a styled coloured kerchief.

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 is suitable with the examples of the national correspondence with the epochal grounds of the artistic plots and the artistic inclusion of the forms
- Students found the artistic emotive parallelism within the potential of artistic preservation the hinted thematic developments
Evaluation Date: 01.09.2008.
Name of teacher: Gabriela Kurowska
Name of School: The Gallery of Art in Gdansk
Country: Poland
Subjects Taught: Fine Arts

Comments about this product

Date: 2009.03.20

Posted by Dr. Daniela Schoepe, teacher, germany

Message: This contribution is very appealing. The content is broad and shows the significance of Stanislaw Wyspianski as member of the movement "Young Poland".

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