Witkacy: Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz


By Stanisaw Ignacy Witkiewicz, Muzeum Pomorza Srodkowego w Supsku, Anna Zakiewicz, Beata Zgodzinska-Wojciechowska
Translation by Robert L. Kirkland III
Wydawn. Artystyczne i Filmowe Auriga, 2001
Hardcover, 124pp, full color
ISBN-10: 8301136030
ISBN-13: 9788301136031

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An artist, theorist and visionary, Witkiewicz, also known as Witkacy, was a central figure among the Polish intellectual elite of the 1920s and 1930s. He revealed the multiplicity of the human spirit and the flux of the everyday in his unifying concept of “Pure Form.” In all aspects of his life’s work, Witkiewicz championed the individual’s creative spirit within the mechanized world, the latter of which he believed was alienating humanity from the true structure of the universe, in his terms the “Mystery of Existence.”