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Title of Product:

Jozef Mehoffer- the artist of allegorical taste and prodigy glass painter

Country: Poland
Century: 1900 - The 20th Century
Topic: Jozef Mehoffer- the artist of allegorical taste and prodigy glass painter
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Name of Author(s): A.K. Olszewski
Name of Producer: Net periodic: “”
Language/s of Product: Polish
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Target Group: General audience
Overall Evaluation: excellent
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Objectives & Structure:
Aspects to consider:
- The students learn the specific artistic inclusion of the epoch, with the participation of the special styles’ innovators
- The students follow the rules and look for some original effects of the author’s/ artist’s communication with his audience
- The Epoch of the Polish Modernism with its illuminative themes and techniques of expression and themes’ correspondence
- Students may adapt their own code of recognitions within the boundaries of the artist’s origin
Description of contents:
Jozef Mehoffer was one of the most recognizable and characteristic representatives of the Young Poland’s artistic formation.
His works were influenced by the Vienna Secession and the Middle Ages French Glass Painting.
The features of his style are: the lines’ smartness and decorative valour, the intensive, “juicy” spectrum of colours, his liking of gold blazing, ornaments, the folk originated plots, streams of the “under skin” consciousness (also in esthetical through-interaction), allegories, symbolic correspondences.
The essential place within the Mehoffer’s artistic development and passion is fulfilled by his majestic glass paintings, and wall polychromes, all belonging to the most spectacular canon of the decorative art in Poland.
13 glass paintings are situated in Fryburg, in Switzerland (1895-1936), the exceptional masterpieces of the glass painting’s heritage are besides in the Wawel Cathedral, and as regards the polychromic domain there should be emphasised the Wawel Treasury’s polychrome.
He painted very suggestive and set upon the allegorical refreshment pictures. They were confronted with the personal day dreaming and the acclamation of the paradise transparent spirit. They get across the viewers’ empathy with a full transcendental vividness. They engage the viewers’ imagination somehow supernaturally, including their implicit external capacity of the sheer recognition of the abstracted phenomena.
The examples of the above are: “The Strange Garden”, “The Sun of May”.
He was an author of numerous portraits, as “The Singer”(dedicated to his wife). Besides, he designed furniture, theatre decorations, interiors.
He was also developing in practice the attainments on the ground of the implemented graphics.
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: good
Exploitation of the electronic potential: excellent
Availability and quality of simulation exercises: excellent
Quality of the evaluation tools: good
Possibility of printing/saving material or tests: excellent
Description of how the website can be used with the students::
- The website demonstrates the authentic and original artistic visions and the mediums the artist used to correspond with in order to illuminate his spectrum of the symbolic and allegorical masterpieces’ responses.
- The students develop their knowledge about painters’ inclusion in the sphere of decorative output, recognition of the upper ideas, the world set upon the individual artist’s transparency of illuminative ideas.
Evaluation Date: 01.09.2008.
Name of teacher: Michał Seroczyński
Name of School: CKU Sopot
Country: Poland
Subjects Taught: Fine Arts

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