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Title of Product:

Katarzyna Kobro- sculptress of the space

Country: Poland
Century: 1900 - The 20th Century
Topic: Katarzyna Kobro- sculptress of the space
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Name of Author(s): Malgorzata Kitowska-Lysiak
Name of Producer: Net periodic:””
Language/s of Product: Polish
Target Group: General audience
Overall Evaluation: excellent
Availability of community:
Objectives & Structure:
Aspects to consider:
- The Website gives the illustration of the geometrical understanding of the sculpture in its spherical roots, and in more illuminative not bordered space
- Students catch the idea of the sculpture inspired by the geometrical play within the spatial whole
- The sculpture’s geometry, the metamorphoses within the sculpture, Its connections within the spatial calculations and rhythmical expression
- Possibility of constructing an index of the professional mediums- located in the sphere of linear, geometrical and spatial introductions

Description of contents:
Katarzyna Kobro was one of the most important, intriguing and revolutionary Polish sculptresses. Her thinking of sculpture was quite revolutionary and presented in the clean convention of the spatial full visual spreading without indirect bordered embodiments.
She left the idea of understanding the sculpture as the classic spherical geometry.
Under the influence of constructive thinking, she abandoned the individual, subjective and expressive size of art.
Those elements were replaced by the universal and objective laws- rooted in experiments and analyses.
The Kobro’s space is never ending, and that is the way of introducing her abstractive conception within the art of the sculpture.
The space is recognized as one uniformed component without any special places, or the superior points of pre- considerations.
Katarzyna Kobro’s masterpieces did not find the separation between the internal space and the external environment, but they evolved towards the fundamental transparency between the object and the cosmological space.
In that, there was set up the manifestation of the spread out in one size the whole phenomenon.
She was fascinated by the current attainments of technique, this is why she insisted on the maximum simplifying of the artistic mediums.
She initiated the themes of the inter connections between fine arts and architecture.
In her sculptures- abstractive and spatial composition’s identity there were recognizable the tendencies of her theoretical programme. She was carrying it with her husband, and it was titled: “The Spatial Composition. The Calculations of the Temporal& Spatial Rhythm”.
She often displayed her labour- in 1930-1939 (in Warsaw, Lodz,Cracow,Liev).
Her art belongs to the most precious phenomena of the Polish Avangarde. Most of her masterpieces is situated in the collections of the Museum of Art in Lodz.
Evaluation and Comments:
Overall Evaluation: excellent
Clarity of structure, logical sequence of contents: good
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 cumulative energy and inspiring observations according the pioneering refreshments of the sculpture’s spatial vividness and recognition.
- The students find the sculpture located on the plan of the transparent space and the embodiments’ plurality versus uniformity and lack of the borders set in
Evaluation Date: 01.09.2008
Name of teacher: Ewa Bajon
Name of School: Primary School Number 8
Country: Poland
Subjects Taught: Fine Arts

Comments about this product

Date: 2009.05.06

Posted by Doris Jäger-Flor, researcher, Landau University, Germany

Message: This was a very rich text I found under the corresponding internet-source. But unfortunately there were no pictures to show and illustrate what was written about - and this made it hard for me to understand and to connect the text to the "artwork". The thumbnail on the portal is linked to the source, and there is no possibility to enlarge the picture. What a pity.

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