Stone Shadows Bolesław Ryzinski

19:00 PAŹDZIERNIK 13, 2022 | ELEKTROWNIA POWIŚLE

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Exhibition opening. Bolesław Ryzinski — Stone Shadows

On the 13th of October 19:00 we’d love to see you!

Call it a harmonia oppositorum, an unlikely harmony between the two opposing forces: hard, heavy, immobile, eternal rock vs. ethereal, ephemeral shadows. Bolesław Ryziński’s photography uses antinomous elements to lead us deep into the human history. In Platon’s Politeia, the rock with the shadows cast on it are elements of one of the most important parables about the human fate. In the aesthetics of the Middle Ages, nature was described with anthropomorphic metaphors: a lake was an eye, a bulrush represented an eyebrow, rock stood for the body of Christ; its cracked surfaces were interpreted as wounds on His body - hence, when painting The Virgin of the Rocks, Leonardo Da Vinci chose the rocky background not for an aesthetic reason, but because of its symbolic meaning. (...) — Lech Majewski



At the exhibition, we will present 18 photographs that make up the series of Stone Shadows by Bolesław Ryzinski, a photographer and architect living in Westport, Connecticut. The opening of the exhibition will include a meeting with the artist, a concert by Maksymilian Kubiś and refreshments.



Curators: Lech Majewski, prof. Jan Wiktor Sienkiewicz

Elektrownia Powiśle na poziomie +2 w lokalu Pop-up store Galerii Fijewski.

ul. Dobra 42 00-312 Warszawa, Poland

Exhibition opening. Bolesław Ryzinski — Stone Shadows

On the 13th of October 19:00 we’d love to see you!

Call it a harmonia oppositorum, an unlikely harmony between the two opposing forces: hard, heavy, immobile, eternal rock vs. ethereal, ephemeral shadows. Bolesław Ryziński’s photography uses antinomous elements to lead us deep into the human history. In Platon’s Politeia, the rock with the shadows cast on it are elements of one of the most important parables about the human fate. In the aesthetics of the Middle Ages, nature was described with anthropomorphic metaphors: a lake was an eye, a bulrush represented an eyebrow, rock stood for the body of Christ; its cracked surfaces were interpreted as wounds on His body - hence, when painting The Virgin of the Rocks, Leonardo Da Vinci chose the rocky background not for an aesthetic reason, but because of its symbolic meaning. (...) — Lech Majewski



At the exhibition, we will present 18 photographs that make up the series of Stone Shadows by Bolesław Ryzinski, a photographer and architect living in Westport, Connecticut. The opening of the exhibition will include a meeting with the artist, a concert by Maksymilian Kubiś and refreshments.



Curators: Lech Majewski, prof. Jan Wiktor Sienkiewicz

Elektrownia Powiśle na poziomie +2 w lokalu Pop-up store Galerii Fijewski.

ul. Dobra 42 00-312 Warszawa, Poland

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