"Today is My Birthday" by Tadeusz Kantor asmise en abyme Cover Image
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"Dziś są moje urodziny" Tadeusza Kantora jako mise en abyme
"Today is My Birthday" by Tadeusz Kantor asmise en abyme

Author(s): Katarzyna Fazan
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts
Published by: Instytut Sztuki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Tadeusz Kantor;theatre;

Summary/Abstract: The author ponders on the pictorial conception of the titular spectacle and the paradoxes set into motion by Kantor’s emphasis on the fiction between the stage and the painter’s studio. In doing so, she poses questions and reflects on the reason why in Today is My Birthday the artist returned to the image and theatrical pictorial qualities conceived as a stage trick enrooted in the visual arts. Why did he introduce into the spectacle an almost painterly conception of reality, creating a stage with paintings on easels, and operate with the effect of a tableau vivant as well as spatially actuated photography?

  • Issue Year: 308/2015
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 339-348
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Polish