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10 January 2023

Workshops MOTION


motion a state of excitement or agitation caused by by some events
moved someone who was very concerned or moved
- set something in motion or move something
- move - make a device, mechanism, vehicle work
- to move «to move something several times
- to start talking or writing about something
- to arouse strong emotions in someone

Definition from the dictionary of the Polish language

In 2021, the National Museum in Krakow opened a permanent one exhibition XX + XXI. Polish Art Gallery, which is an overview of the phenomena i artistic tendencies that have appeared in Poland over the last 120 years. In 12 rooms, on the area of 3,000 square meters of the Gallery, are located in a total of 600 works of art from the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries to the present day. once for the first time in the history of the National Museum in Krakow, works from the 21st century were presented age. The arrangement is not entirely chronological, in some places it has character thematic. A novelty is a room with works of conceptual and abstract art and a significant presentation of the sculpture. They also appeared in the exhibition works of Krakow graphic artists active in the second half of the 20th century.

Painting has found its place in the first room of the Gallery beginning of the 20th century, created by Jacek Malczewski, Stanisław Wyspiański, Józef Mehoffer, Wojciech Weiss, Olga Boznańska, Jan Stanisławski. The second room is devoted to works from the interwar period: expressionists, formists, colourists, avant-garde artists, e.g. Zbigniew Pronaszko, Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz and Maria Jarema. Another space is a review of post-war art until 1989: socialist realism, tachisme, painting of matter, surrealism, abstract expressionism, new figuration, art involved. Representative works were gathered in a separate room geometric abstraction and conceptualism, e.g. works by Edward Krasiński, Roman Opałka, Wojciech Fangor, Natalia LL.

Art after 1989 is collected under the title "Transformation". Works from the last thirty years are presented here, including Zofia Kulik, Wilhelm Sasnal, Piotr Uklański and Jarosław Kozakiewicz. The exhibition is also accompanied by a screening of animated and experimental films artists such as Julian Józef Antoniszczak, Jan Lenica or Jerzy Kucia, which was for our tour group a nice touch.

XX + XXI. The Polish Art Gallery served as inspiration for the realization of the project flurry.

The title of the project has two meanings – firstly, art it touches the most sensitive strings in us, arouses a lot of emotions, both positive and negative and negative ones, and secondly, during the workshops the participants set things in motion paintings, graphics and sculptures.

Participants of the workshop started their participation in the project from visits to the National Museum, where they were looking for inspiration. Everyone chose one or several works on the basis of which he intended to make stop-motion animation. Then, under the supervision of the instructors, the animation technique was selected, including: painting with oil paint on the glass, sculpting in plasticine, cutout, drawing, collage. All participants also took part in creating a coherent storyboard connecting individual works of art. The last task was to assemble the whole and sound animations.

As a direct result of the workshop, three animated films were made, which can be seen on the foundation's website and the

The workshops were divided into three rounds: abstraction, space and figuration.

motion- abstraction

Participants and their inspirations

  • Anna Milcarz: Janusz Tarabuła "Entrance", "Me and You"
  • Zofia Tabor: Stanisław Fijałkowski "Composition"
  • Patrycja Boruch: Jaroslaw Modzelewski "The Black Armadillo"
  • Marta Kumiega: Wojciech Fangor "M 82"
  • Gabriela Koloch: Jerzy Tchórzewski "The Falling Figure III"
  • Bianka Kosecka: Alina Szapocznikow "The Herbarium Cycle"
  • Julia Zabrzyńska: Tadeusz Dominik, colorful fields


Participants and their inspirations

  • Zofia Tabor:  Zofia Woźna (Bala Leser) Violinist from the series "Concerts" 
  • Julia Zabrzyńska: Maria Pininska-Bereś "Pink Birth" 
  • Paulina Gasiun: Alina Szapocznikow "The Herbarium Cycle" 
  • Małgorzata Pasek: Jaroslaw Kozakiewicz "Oxygen Towers" 
  • Patrycja Boruch: Jerzy Fober "Holy Drapery 1993" 


Participants and their inspirations

  • Gabriela Koloch: Tadeusz Makowski "Two young friends"
  • Marysia Lenarcik: Tadeusz Makowski "Two Young Friends", Natalia LL "Birds of Freedom", Jan Pamuła "Multielement System x", Rafał Bujnowski "Airplane"
  • Julia Wierenko: Hanna Rudzka-cybisowa "Portrait of Helena Blum"
  • Amelia Szczypińska: "Cloud over the Dnieper" by Jan Stanisławski, "Sunflowers" by Jan Stanisławski
  • Anna Nowak: "Jane with a Japanese Doll" by Alfons Karpiński, "In the Bath" by Tymon Niesiołowski, "Let's Talk" by Ryszard Woźniak
  • Julia Figurny: "Girl with Chrysanthemums" by Olga Boznańska

Album warsztatów: poruszenie - POBIERZ

Co-financed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage as part of the program of the National Center for Culture Culture - Interventions. 2022 edition.

Cooperation: The Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts, Animation Studio
The originator and coordinator of the project: Katarzyna Surmacz
Design of the project/album design: Paweł Gąsienica-Marcinowski
Conducting workshops: Daria Godyń, Anka Skoczeń
Sound design: Piotr Madej
Photo and video documentation: Maciej Zygmunt, Agata Kaputa, Paweł Gąsienica-Marcinowski

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