„When a Hand Muddled Lines in the Shape of the Trynitarska Gate”, or about Józef Czechowicz’s Drawings Cover Image

“Gdy ręka gmatwała linie w kształt Trynitarskiej Bramy”, czyli o rysunkach Józefa Czechowicza
„When a Hand Muddled Lines in the Shape of the Trynitarska Gate”, or about Józef Czechowicz’s Drawings

Author(s): Maria Kowalczyk
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Visual Arts
Published by: Towarzystwo Naukowe KUL & Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II
Keywords: Czechowicz; drawing; illustration; poems; correspondence; postcards; folklore; Lublin

Summary/Abstract: Among Józef Czechowicz’s works besides manuscripts and personal belongings we also find the poet’s drawings. Twenty-five ones dating from 1925-1929 have been preserved. Kept in a few different places they have not raised any interest and have not been studied yet. Most often made with pen and ink, they appear in the manuscripts of his literary works, they accompany his correspondence, they are examination theses, or they appear independently of any other works.Illustrations of poems constitute the most numerous group. A close, and at the same time simple connection between the text and the graphic element occurs in them that refers to the content or the style of the poem. Either the whole poem or particular stanzas are illustrated. Another interesting group is made up by the poet’s drawings included in his correspondence.Especially postcards made by Czechowicz himself deserve attention. Also sketches connected with the poet’s pedagogic work are interesting. The poet’s drawings are characterized by good visual taste, ease of the line, good proportions and compositions, a certain fineness and humor. They tell a lot about Czechowicz as a poet and as a man. They may be an interesting starting point for studies on self-illustration in literature.

  • Issue Year: 53/2005
  • Issue No: 04
  • Page Range: 271-302
  • Page Count: 32
  • Language: Polish