2010 | 2010, nr 2 (15) | 39-50
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Tadeusz Nowak – Marc Chagall. Pokrewieństwa wyobraźni

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Nowak-Chagall. Imagination Affinity
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The biography of the authors or the position of their works in the European culture do not determine the fact that the works of the two artists have been compared. Similar subjects and motifs (animals shown in specific relations with people, lovers, little towns, elements of Jewish folklore, musicians, angels) play an instrumental role in their works. The experience of going beyond their tradition and confronting it with a different world becomes crucial for both writers. However, the most important element is the mythification of the reality that is created and which is interpenetrating the real and the surreal, which serves the function of creating the world which is not a subject of rational rules. Onirimsm, androgynous motifs, various forms of expression which are exceeding the limits of human condition and which are combining opposites create an exceptional image expressing the desire for acquiring the ability to synthetically show your own origin, to reject limitations imposed on by inherited outlook and to create consciously individual vision of the world. Mythification here is about making the work of art similar to a sacral story, the aim of which is to enable metaphysical experiences, to bring human closer to getting to know their own nature, world and rules that govern it, which is the subject of universal human longings crossing the limits of religion, culture and history.
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