Portret Stanisława Bryniarskiego
- [Portrait of Stanislaw Bryniarskiego]
- (1902), oil on canvas
- 14.4 x 26.4 in. (36.5 x 67 cm.)
- Private collection
Stanisław Broniewski (1915-2000) was a Polish economist, and hero of the Polish resistance movement in World War II German-occupied Poland. He held the position of Naczelnik, or Chief Scout, of the Scouting resistance of the Związek Harcerstwa Polskiego or ZHP (The Polish Scouting and Guiding Association) and was also Second Lieutenant of the Armia Krajowa (Home Army) during the Second World War.
About the Artist
Jacek Malczewski, Polish, (1854-1929). Malczewski is one of most famous painters of Polish symbolism. He is revered for his ability to successfully join the Realism of Courbet and the Barbizon school with motifs of Polish martyrdom.
Much of his work is saturated with deep and complex philosophical and psychological meaning, with subjects drawn from the narrative of Polish realities and myths, or referring to eternal subjects of the human condition such as death, patriotism and religion.
Malczewski crafted visually complex and technically excellent paintings, concrete and precise in their expression of his fantastic vision which can not be fully appreciated without puzzling out all the symbols and allusions.