Artist at l'univers concentractionaire.

Artysta w l'univers concentractionaire. "Kornblumenblau" Leszka Wosiewicza jako traktat o sztuce
Artist at l'univers concentractionaire. "Kornblumenblau" Leszek Wosiewicz as a treatise on the art

Author(s): Katarzyna Mąka-Malatyńska
Subject(s): Psychology of Self, Fascism, Nazism and WW II, History of the Holocaust, Film / Cinema / Cinematography, History of Antisemitism, Sociology of Art
Published by: Uniwersytet Adama Mickiewicza
Keywords: concentration camp; dehumanization; art; self reflexive; film conventions; holocaust; second world war; totalitarian system;

Summary/Abstract: The author of the essay considers Leszek Wosiewicz’s Kornblumenblau as a film about art and focuses on the self reflexive elements present in the film, particularly those referring to film conventions. This analysis examines the film in the context of the reflections about the meaning of art in totalitarian systems and situation of the artist in the reality of the concentration camp. Kornblumenblau depicts degenerated art as depriving of freedom and rescue, becoming another tool of oppression. Dehumanizing power of this art points at the final decay of man in the epoch of gas chambers.

  • Issue Year: 7/2009
  • Issue No: 13-14
  • Page Range: 151-167
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Polish