Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Visions Of Hell By Murdered Polish Painter Zdzislaw Beksinski

Zdzisław Beksiński (1929-2005) was a Polish born painter with no classical training who showed no real interest in museums or galleries. He started out studying architecture, then began work as a construction supervisor but he hated that. He eventually found an interest in sculpture, then photography and later painting. Those that knew him reported him to be a kind, humorous and well measured man who took little interest in over analyzing his own work. His inspiration for his art is supposed to have mostly come from music, I would absolutely love to know what he was listening to.

The late 90’s were a bleak time for Zdzisław Beksiński, his wife died of an illness and his son, Tomasz, committed suicide. In 2005 the son of his long time caretaker stabbed him to death, 17 wounds in total, because he wouldn’t lend him the equivalent of $100.

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