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Leon Wyczółkowski (1852-1936), A Miscellany

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A Polish artist whose work seems worth knowing. To begin with, this arresting portrait from 1903, of a certain Sophia Cybulska Sokołówskich. (I am sure none of you would commit the terrible fault of pronouncing an ł like an l!)


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A painting of a couple looking at pictures in a studio, from 1883. But as far as I can judge, his best work dates from rather later than that, after he had come into contact with more modern movements in art, in France etc.

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He seems to have been a good flower-painter, this is the most refined example that I have found.

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Autumn in the mountaions, 1910

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Spring in Goscieradz. (And spring really is just round the corner, I believe it 'officially' arrive next week! The snowdrops are duly blooming outside, and even a few violets.)
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