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Physicality and Psyche

Allegory of Justice (after Jan van Eyck)

“God ’breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living being.’ Then, in addition to his body and soul, he gained the life-giving spirit. There is a duality in man’s soul that is tainted with sin, stretching between his inclination to fall and the pulsing life inside of him. Physicality and psyche. There is a battle taking place inside. Thoughts, emotions, feelings and desires whirl. Man is full of contradictions.“

When painting, Agnieszka Nienartowicz looks for life in its various manifestations — it is probably the best way to describe the path that she travels and it might be for this reason that bodies, brought out from the darkness by using an additional source of light, stand at the center of her search. Agnieszka’s paintings seem to tell about the ambiguous burden that religion enters into a human being. As she said: “Religion impresses on people as stigmas and tattoos that stay with them for the rest of life”.

Delight and Terror (after Paul Troger)
The Veiling Ceremony
The Flame, The Last Judgment (after Hans Memling)

Born in 1991 in Jelenia Góra, a small town in Lower Silesia, Poland, Agnieszka studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, where in 2016 she received a Master of Fine Arts, at the painting studio led by Prof. Maciej Świeszewski with a supplement in drawing under Prof. Maria Targońska.

In the years 2011-2013 she studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław. She was awarded several scholarschips, a number of awards and distinctions. Now, she lives and works in Zakopane, a town located in the soaring and picturesque Tatra Mountains in the very south of Poland.

Portrait of a Young Woman
Ecstasy (after Gian Lorenzo Bernini)
The Circle of Death (after Charles Errard)
The Weighing of Souls (after Rogier van der Weyden)
Confession (after Guido Reni)
Celestial Bodies (after Raphael)
Judgment Day (after Michelangelo)
The Great Wave (after Katsushika Hokusai)
The Fall of the Rebel Angels (after Pieter Bruegel the Elder)
Medusa (after Caravaggio)
The Last Judgment: The Resurrection (after Michelangelo)
The Triumph of Death (after Pieter Bruegel the Elder)
Immaculata (after William-Adolphe Bouguereau)
The Garden of Earthly Delights (after Hieronymus Bosch)

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