Wajda Art: Inspirations


Hours spent on choosing the drawings turned into long conversation and discussions on Polish art matters in general. The effect of this discussions was the idea of creating the collection of Polish art pieces, which shaped Wajda’s aesthetic style and became a direct inspiration to create some of his scenes and frames. The „Inspiration” album shows Wajda’s aesthetic skills. Comments from the artist that he added himself help to understand processes of creation of a movie maker artist.

Yet chosen form – book – has its limits, that can’t be overcome. Wajda and Rodowicz decided to complete it with a movie, which is an intimate autobiographical story about art told by Master himself. Documentary contains fragments of pieces presented in „Inspirations”, but also some parts of movies that are quotes from paintings. It is Wajda’s story about creating movie image. Thanks to the support during the production process by Marek Żydowicz, the creator of Camerimage International Film Festival, it was possible to complete the documentary in years 2015-2016.

Inspirations - the album




Prominent movie director is explaining selection of the art pieces, which affected his art the most and inspired many of his movie scenes, that became a part of Polish culture history and took Polish film on the international arena. He is talking about his favorite paintings from old and modern periods – starting from baroque coffins portrait and finishing on modern young artists. Each from over hundred art pieces is being commented by Andrzej Wajda. Among artists chosen by Wajda we can find such names as Wyspiański, Gierymski, Malczewski, Michałowski, Matejko, Wróblewski, Kantor, Czapski, Sasnal. Album contains also biographical notes of each artist mentioned in it.

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