“The images of the poet – reduplicated, enhanced and brought to life by the hand of the artist” – Konrad Wallenrod and Grażyna in Jan Tysiewicz’s decorative edition Cover Image
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„Ręką artysty podwojone, uzupełnione, uprzytomnione obrazy poety”* – Konrad Wallenrod i Grażyna w ozdobnym wydaniu Jana Tysiewicza
“The images of the poet – reduplicated, enhanced and brought to life by the hand of the artist” – Konrad Wallenrod and Grażyna in Jan Tysiewicz’s decorative edition

Author(s): Dąbrówka Mirońska
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Literary Texts, Studies of Literature, Philology, Theory of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Summary/Abstract: The object of analyses contained in the article is the decorative edition of KonradWallenrod and Grażyna of 1851; the author of the editorial concept of this book, the designer of its illustrations and its editor was Jan Tysiewicz. The aim of the argument is to consider how the graphic arts visualise the literary word and also how it interprets, modifies it and how it generates unexpected meanings, which enables the emergence of a common space of reception in which the literary imagination meets the graphical imagination. The problems to which I devote my work are located at the boundary of two main disciplines: the history of literature and the history of art. The question about the primary differences between a text and an illustration as well as the question of introducing an ideological aspect to the visualisations which are put forward by Tysiewicz enabled me to see the general cultural problems and to understand the interpretation of aesthetic values.

  • Page Range: 164-186
  • Page Count: 23
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: Polish