Eugeniusz Get-Stankiewicz

  • type of object: print
  • date: 1977
  • material/technique: serigraphy, paper
  • dimensions: 50 x 41 cm
  • inventory No.: G-1830
  • image licensed under: CC BY-NC-ND 3.0

Eugeniusz Get-Stankiewicz used the self-portrait in his graphic works very
frequently. The artist’s image appears throughout all periods of his work,
in various versions — as a face, a bust, or the entire figure, as a carrier of
various types of content. The entire oeuvre by Get-Stankiewicz has a very
personal dimension, regardless of whether a given work is considered as
applied graphics (posters, illustrations) or whether they were created as
a personal, ‘internal commission’. His famous self-portraits, coloured with
irony and humour, referenced the legacy of culture and art, as well as the
author’s contemporaneous socio-political reality; therefore, they are often
read as engaged and critically commenting on the reality. Art historians
consider Get-Stankiewicz to be a representative of the early post-modernist
tendencies in Polish art and one of the creators of the new figuration.
The presented work shows a scaled-up fingerprint of the artist. Although
there is no image of a face here, it is a type of self-portrait in the form of
the corporeal signature of a fingerprint.

Other works by artist in the Zachęta collection

  • Zdjęcie pracy Self-Portrait with a carrot - version I
    Self-Portrait with a carrot - version IEugeniusz Get-Stankiewicz1978
  • Zdjęcie pracy Chalcography with lowland landscape (with an ear of providence)
    Chalcography with lowland landscape (with an ear of providence)Eugeniusz Get-Stankiewicz1990
  • Zdjęcie pracy
    Eugeniusz Get-Stankiewicz1994

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