Stanisław Wyspiański was a Polish playwright, painter and poet, as well as interior and furniture designer. A patriotic writer, he created a series of symbolic. Although he never left his native Kraków except for relatively short periods, Stanisław Wyspiański () achieved worldwide fame, both. In , Polish director Jerzy Grotowski mounted an adaptation of playwright Stanisław Wyspianski’s play Akropolis. When James. MacTaggart filmed it in.

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A patriotic writer, he created a series of symbolic, national dramas within the artistic philosophy of the Young Poland Movement. His father, a sculptor, owned an atelier on Wawel Hill. The Stankiewicz family belonged to a bourgeois intellectual class.

Matejko soon recognized that the boy had artistic talent and gave him his first artistic guidance. The school was unique for several reasons.

Firstly, although the Polish language was forbidden in educational institutions under foreign rule, the lectures in Saint Anne’s Ayspianski were delivered in Polish. Secondly, the teacher’s goal was to equip the students with a thorough knowledge of Polish history and literature. While studying at the Universityhe attended lectures in art, history and literature. The years wyapianski were devoted to traveling. His stay in France is regarded to have been a major point in his artistic life. During his stay in France he got acquainted with Paul Gauguin.

He also attended theatre performances based on Shakespeare’s and classical era plays. It was then he designed and partially made a polychrome for the Franciscan Church that was composed of flowery, geometrical and heraldic motifs. First he designed furniture and scenography for the theatre performances, then he staged various dramas on the stage of the theatre. Unfortunately, his first published dramas Legenda Legendand Daniel i Meleager Daniel and Meleagradid not receive the acclaim of the critics.


It was the Warszawianka Varsovian Anthem that brought instantaneous acclaim to its author. The premiere of the drama marked his debut as a playwright of national dramas.

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The theatre premiere of the drama on 2 July starred Helena Modrzejewska as Maria. This drama is regarded to be the author’s polemic displaying a romantic vision of history.

The wedding party was an inspiration for his well acclaimed play Wesele The Wedding. Although censorship barred the sale of copies of Wesele The Weddingthe play was staged in the theatre. In his last years the condition of Wyspianski’s health deteriorated. He died of syphilis which was incurable at the time.

Among dramas and poetry, one can find views of Cracow drawings, sketch-books, oil-paintingspastel drawingsportraits and self-portraitsdesigns of stained glass windows and paintings, illustrationsgraphic artplans of furniture and interiors, development of Wawel.

He later created a herbarium by drawing plants. He, however, most frequently used soft pastel techniques; his first pastel drawings were produced between and They mainly present the artist’s family, friends and other artists. He lived there until It was on the second floor of the now non-extant Central Hotel at the junction of Zacisze and Basztowa streets, with a view onto the Barbakan and the Planty Park.


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Because of the hotel’s expansion, the Stankiewicz family was forced to move out in Currently in this place there are arcades and stairs to an underground passage. In the house was taken down and replaced by an Art Nouveau tenement block.

He lived here with his family and had his studio here as well. Allegedly there was a sign on the door which stated: The house is now demolished has been replaced by another private residence. There is a stone at the site with a commemorative plaque erected on the th akropklis of the artist’s birth.

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