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My love for music


Favourite American painters
Julia Hartwig Poet
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Muszę powiedzieć, że ja w ogóle lubię tę szkołę ekspresjonizmu amerykańskiego. A jak się do tego dobrałam? Oczywiście, że byłam w muzeach, ale chyba o tym nie wspominałam, że... że zapisałam się na kurs historii malarstwa amerykańskiego i bardzo mi to pomaga. Teraz jak... jestem tak oswojona z malarstwem amerykańskim, że gdziekolwiek idę to już... to już mi się to... już tam... No więc z takich mistrzów klasycznych, no to Hopper jest nie do przezwyciężenia oczywiście, ale bardzo lubię takich malarzy także jak Rodko. Jak... w ogóle ci ludzie, którzy ekserymentowali z... z malarstwem i gdzie z tych eksperymentów coś naprawdę wyszło.

I have to say that I like the school of American Expressionism. How did I get into it? Of course, I visited museums but I probably didn't mention that I've enrolled on a course of American history of art and that is very helpful. Now, I'm so familiar with American art that wherever I go, I already... this already... So among the classic masters, well, Hopper is, of course, unbeatable but I also like painters like Rodko. I like those people who experimented with painting, and where these experiments really led to something.

Born to a Polish father and a Russian mother, Julia Hartwig (1921-2017) was a Polish poet, essayist, translator and author of children's books. She studied at the University of Warsaw, the Catholic University in Lublin and the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. Czesław Miłosz called her 'the grande dame of Polish poetry'. Julia Hartwig was one of the few poets in Poland who made masterly use of poetic prose. She translated poems by Apollinaire, Rimbaud, Max Jacob, Cendrars and Supervielle, and published monographs on Apollinaire and Gerard de Nerval. She also translated from English, and published a large anthology of American poetry which she co-edited in 1992 with her late husband, the poet Artur Międzyrzecki.

Listeners: Andrzej Wolski

Film director and documentary maker, Andrzej Wolski has made around 40 films since 1982 for French television, the BBC, TVP and other TV networks. He specializes in portraits and in historical films. Films that he has directed or written the screenplay for include Kultura, which he co-directed with Agnieszka Holland, and KOR which presents the history of the Worker’s Defence Committee as told by its members. Andrzej Wolski has received many awards for his work, including the UNESCO Grand Prix at the Festival du Film d’Art.

Tags: USA, Edward Hopper, Konstantin Rodko

Duration: 47 seconds

Date story recorded: June 2010

Date story went live: 16 October 2011