The beautiful and bizarre imagery of this popular Polish surrealist is now collected in an elegantly designed treasury. 60 color illustrations. 10 photos....
|Title||:||The Fantastic Art of Beksinski|
|Number of Pages||:||80 Pages|
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The Fantastic Art of Beksinski Reviews
اگه قیامت و آخرالزمانی باشه، بدون شک تکرار نقاشی های بکسینسکی در عالم واقعیت خواهد بودنقاشی های سوررئال و کابوس وار که خیره شدن بهشون حسی ناگهانی ازافسردگی و مرگ و پایان دنیا رو به قلبتون پمپاژ می کنند.اسکلت..بیابان..خشکی..خرابه ها...نبود هیچ اثری از زندگی همه المان هایی هستند که به وفور در آثار بکسینسکی دیده می شوند
A full 5 stars because of the fantastic artwork, the brilliant use of colors and the surprising dream-like paintings. P.S. OK I can't deny that I felt bad at some points while looking at the pictures. Horror's still not my type!
Beksinski was a VERY gifted artist. Not just in talent, but in mind, too. He was very connected to the unconscious self and reflected these in his absurdly vivid and dreamlike paintings. It's not too surprising that he would rail against symbolism or abstract "meaning" granted by the artist to the painting, and I'm pretty glad that he didn't symbolize with his work. He's one of the few surrealists that I've liked for that very reason.Each piece has its own inherent truths belonging to an otherworld that somehow reflects the truth of our own reality - it is volatile and temporal, yet surrounds an underlying, eternal absolute, and strives toward it no matter what happens.I'm sure this book is worth many enjoyable hours of staring-at that I have yet to get around to.
It is surprising that Beksinski is not a household name in the West, like Dali or Geiger. His apocalyptic imagery is a more nightmarish vision of the world than that of the Surrealists, perhaps closer to the world of the Baroque, and it hardly comes as a surprise to learn that - as a child, just after the war - he badly injured his left hand unscrewing the head of a mine. His paintings have a very Central European quality about them, like Grunewald’s “Issenheim Altarpiece”. There is something about them that suggests the chaotic that lies just under the surface; bodies in the rubbish pile (like Zbigniew Cybulski in the last moments of Wajda’s “Ashes and Diamonds”). There’s even a suggestion of ethnic cleansing. Crumbling cities, whole cemeteries thrown up, tombstones, mutated semi-human forms scuttling with bandaged heads through burning cities. His murder, by the son of a close friend in an argument over money, has quite an ironic touch to it.
Beksinski has no equal when it comes to putting emotion into the painting. No other painter moves me as much as he does. Even though literature wasn't his medium to communicate in, he uses language like a paint brush. His philosophy and insight is something to take with you everyday. A true artist and an inspiration for my work.Rest in peace and thank you for your gift.
This man is amazing! His use of color is brilliant. I greatly enjoy the carnage look to all of his work. I wish I could rate this book a 10! I would seriously plaster my walls with his artwork if it would freak the hell out of my roommates. :}
The art of Zdzislaw Beksinski is particularly interesting because by painting these grotesque, fantastic and surreal scenes in such amazing detail he drew attention to the limits of our visual perception; it's my theory that when we are looking upon the portrayed scenery of representative artworks the largely subconscious process by which we evaluate their degree of realism and believability is not so much one of picking up upon the individual fine details; blades of grass, eyelashes, dappled shadow etc. all of which occupy no more than a fleeting instant of our visual memory, but rather seizing upon the notable incongruities whereby the depicted objects depart from our instinctive conception of their ideal and archetypal form, and it is when an artist, conscious of these limits to imagination that need to be respected in his endeavours still manages to impart such a degree of lifelike realism even to alien forms which never existed that he comes very close to opening to the viewer an accessible dreamscape whereby the figments of the artist's inner world can be felt on an implicit emotional level, as Beksinski said "I wish to paint in such a manner as if I were photographing dreams". Thus Beksinski's paintings, a tableau of realistic surrealism, have a degree of depth and transcendence which the relatively cartoonish work of Salvador Dali for instance did not achieve.
Technically I looked at all the paintings and read select(ed at random) excerpts of the text about him and spoken by him.