Kraków gallery opens online show of Beksiński paintings
Zdzisław’s Beksiński’s paintings are known around the world owing to the unique style of the Polish artist. From April 25 people have been able 50 of his paintings thanks to an online gallery. The physical gallery is located in Nowohuckie Centrum Kulftury (NCK) in Kraków. The paintings were painted mainly in the 1980s, from what is known as the “fantastic period” of the artist’s life during which he created most famous works.
Zdzisław Beksiński (1929-2005) was a photographer, graphic designer and a painter but as a young artist he focused mainly on photography. He took up painting at the begging of the 1960s. He started becoming well known when Janusz Bogacki, who was a musician, organised an exhibition of his paintings in Warsaw in 1964. In the late 1990s he started creating computer graphics in which he used his photographs. Beksiński was murdered in his apartment in Warsaw on February 21, 2005.
NCK is also offering other attractions for online viewers. It has created the ‘Oblivion’ gallery, which marks the 80th anniversary of the Katyn Massacre through recordings of plays, movies and concerts.