Ksiadz pijacy wino (1880) by Aleksander Gierymski

Ksiadz pijacy wino - Aleksander Gierymski - 1880

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TitleKsiadz pijacy wino
ArtistAleksander Gierymski
Art MovementRealism
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About Ksiadz pijacy wino

“Ksiadz pijacy wino,” a captivating portrait painted by the renowned Polish artist Aleksander Gierymski in 1880, is a testament to the Realism art movement. This piece of art showcases Gierymski’s skillful use of realism to depict a priest engaged in the simple act of drinking wine.  The title is polish for, simply, “A priest drinking wine”.

Gierymski’s work is celebrated for its attention to detail and the lifelike portrayal of his subjects. “Ksiadz pijacy wino” is no exception, with its realistic representation capturing the viewer’s attention. The portrait is not only a reflection of Gierymski’s artistic prowess but also an intimate glimpse into the daily life of the time.

Aleksander Gierymski was a prominent Polish painter, born on January 30, 1850, in Warsaw, and passed away on March 6, 1901, in Rome. He is considered one of the most significant representatives of Realism in Polish painting during the late 19th century. His work is characterized by meticulous detail, a profound sensitivity to light and color, and a focus on social themes, landscapes, and scenes of daily life.

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