Rajmund Ziemski „Landscape”, 1971, oil on canvas 148 x 122 cm
Number one in the collection. Literally first on the list of our inventory.
An example of the Polish school of metaphorical painting after 1956. In 1971, when the Galeria Studio collection was created, it had barely been taken off the easel. One has to appreciate Józef Szajna’s gesture, a painter by education who from the beginning of the collection was faithful to painting, as well as to artists of his generation. Metaphorical abstraction appeared in 1950s thanks to, among others, Rajmund Ziemski (1930–2005).
Ziemski made his debut at the watershed Arsenal exhibition in Warsaw in 1955, and the task that he and his generation set for themselves was to overcome socialist realism, to spur art in a new direction. Landscape was created a little later. It is a variation on the classical genre of landscape.