Lightrees I

Zdzisław Stanek1960

Muzeum Historii Katowic

Muzeum Historii Katowic

I have seen a few dozen of sketches, later destroyed, exploring the theme of the tree core bristling with the thorns of dead twigs, eroded by sand and sea salt.
Stanek’s sketches captivated the viewer leading him into a kind of spectral laboratory, in which all shadows and lights ever cast on the wood evoked an aura emanating from its slightly luminous surface. Moreover, all this was kept in a stark, black and white tone in order to impose on himself even greater discipline. Andrzej Wydrzyński 1959

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  • Title: Lightrees I
  • Creator: Zdzisław Stanek
  • Date Created: 1960
  • Location: In the collection of the Museum of Katowice History.
  • Physical Dimensions: 44 cm x 50,2 cm
  • Type: work on paper
  • Medium: ink, gouache, paper