Poland

Ex I

Date
2014
Type of object
Obraz
Technique
oil, canvas
Dimensions
150 x 100
Date of acquisition
27.11.2015
Catalogue no.
905

Bibliography

– 42. Biennale Malarstwa „Bielska Jesień 2015” [katalog wystawy], red. G. Cybulska, B. Swadźba, Galeria Bielska BWA, Bielsko-Biała 2015, ss. 7, 11
– „Arteon” – magazyn o sztuce, nr 12 (188), grudzień 2015, s. 5
– „Magazyn Ratuszowy” w Bielsku-Białej, 25/2015, s. 1
– „Bielski Rynek”, miesięcznik informacyjno-reklamowy, gazeta miejska, II-12/21, 2015, s. 9
– „Magazyn Ratuszowy” w Bielsku-Białej, Wydanie specjalne, grudzień, 2015, s. 14
– „Pełna Kultura”, Bielski magazyn aktualności, styczeń 2016, s. 9
– kalendarz na lata 2016–2017, reprodukcja prac, format A3, Galeria Bielska BWA, 2015
– plakat z reprodukcją pracy, B1 (100x70), 42. Biennale Malarstwa Bielska jesień 2015, Galeria Bielska BWA, 2015, nakład 10 szt.
– P. Jagiełło, Selekcja nienaturalna [w:] „Format”, 72, 2016, artykuł, reprodukcja, s. 108
– Galeria dnia: Bielska jesień /zdjęcia/ 2015-12-02 http://kulturaonline.pl/galeria,dnia,bielska,jesien,zdjecia,tytul,artykul,23119.html [dostęp 5.12.2016]

Exhibitions

2015 – Galeria Wirtualna 42. Biennale Malarstwa „Bielska Jesień 2015”, www.bielskajesien.pl (1.06.2015–17.01.2016)
2015 – 42. Biennale Malarstwa „Bielska Jesień 2015”, Galeria Bielska BWA (27.11.2015–17.01.2016)

Audio description

In the centre, against the emerald-green background lightening downwards, a four-handed, half-naked, blue Hindu goddess Kali, dressed in the purple-blue leaf skirt. With her legs wide, she tramples the pink-brown serpent. With her front and back hands seen to the left (her right) she lifts high the serpent’s body. In her left back hand — to our right — she holds a grey-silvery bowl. In her left front hand, raised in front of her long, white canines, a bleeding, light green head with the protruding brown tongue. The goddess has long, chestnut-brown hair and the white crown finished with irregular, semi-circular notches, on the top of her head. The hair, highlighted with the vertical, black lines, fall gently behind her back, down to her waist. The shadow of her head forms a dark, pointed shape on her neck. Her collar bones, sternum and ribs are highlighted with the dark blue, arched lines. Armpits and navel marked with dark navy blue stains. Her short skirt is made of overlapping, pointed, purple-blue leaves, with the dark outline. Her right leg (to our left) straight, left one (to our right) slightly bent. Under her feet, the pink serpent with brown stripes. A bloody stain after its cut off head, between the goddess’ legs. Her right front light-blue hand to our left, moved aside and slightly raised, her right back hand, with a darker shade of blue, at the height of her head. The serpent’s tail held in her hands is curled into a loop. With her front left, light-blue hand (to our right), at height of her light-blue chin, she holds the light-green, cut off head. She holds it by its hair. On the forehead of the goddess, between the black, wiry eyebrows, a darker, almond-shaped, vertical stain. Big, wide open eyes with green whites and red irises. Under the eyes, large, U-shaped, dark blue stains. The black lines outline her nose. Under them, the deep red tongue sticking out of the open, black outline of the mouth. Above the tongue, white teeth and elongated canines. Light green, cut off head has no eyes and mouth. Dark red blood trickles down from the head. Behind the goddess and the serpent, dark green, thick layers of paint outline several, elongated shapes. The composition of the painting is simple, but has strong visual impact thanks to the use of intense, contrasting colors. The figure of the Hindu goddess, Kali, refers to overcoming demonic, male powers or the evil done by the destructive power of male “ego”. Traditionally presented goddess tramples the body of the Hindu god Siva, who is replaced by his symbol — the serpent, a reference to hypocrisy. The bowl represents the spiritual fire. The artists was inspired by toxic human relationships that she condemns. The painting was awarded the Grand Prix at the 42nd "Bielska Jesień" Painting Biennale 2015, organized by Bielska Gallery BWA.