Aesthetic Dilemmas in the Later Works of Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz in the Context
of Mieczysław Tomaszewski’s Invariant Model of the Life of the Artist Cover Image
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Dylematy estetyczne okresu późnego w twórczości Jarosława Iwaszkiewicza w kontekście Mieczysława Tomaszewskiego inwariantnego modelu życia twórcy
Aesthetic Dilemmas in the Later Works of Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz in the Context of Mieczysław Tomaszewski’s Invariant Model of the Life of the Artist

Author(s): Aleksandra Giełdoń-Paszek
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Summary/Abstract: The invariant model of the life of the artist formulated by Mieczysław Tomaszewski assumes the inseparability of life and art. The model describes six phases of the artistic life, the last of which (the phase of loneliness and liberation) can be identified as late in both the sense of the physical age of the artist and in the sense of the development of the individual style. These phases are always determined by key moments—important events. Inthe case of Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz, it is difficult to precisely determine the beginning of that phase. If one were to determine that moment solely on the basis of the writer’s age, Iwaszkiewicz’s late works are characterised by significant literary value. However, whileanalysing his psychological condition and aesthetic preferences, the key moment whichmarks the beginning of the late period should come a lot earlier, i.e. just after the Second World War (Iwaszkiewicz died in 1980). Even Iwaszkiewicz’s early works were focused onthe issues of loneliness, generational maladjustment, thoughts concerning death and acceptance of the passage of time (sérénité), and the emphasis on those motifs only increasedin his later works. The writer, similarly to his own characters, found his solace in the worldof art, despite the recurring doubts as to its meaning and significance.

  • Page Range: 43-56
  • Page Count: 14
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: Polish