ImpressionsArchive 1980 - 2001

Variations on Witkacy

A film from the series „Impressions” made using classical animation : drawing with pastels on paper. It is the director’s debut, being her diploma at Poznań State School of Arts under Prof. Kazimierz Urbański. The film features a composition of selected portraits painted by Witkacy in his „Portrait form”. The director refers to Witkacy’s „cosmic imagination”, placing the animated portraits on the Earth „stolen” from the Universe.

Directed, screenplay by Monika Martini-Madej
Artistic supervision by Kazimierz Urbański (Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań)
Design based on Witkacy’s paintings developed by Monika Martini-Madej
Animated by Monika Martini-Madej, Maciej Matecki, Elżbieta Kandziora
Music composed and performed by Jan and Cecylia Martini
Photography by Krzysztof Szyszka
Editing and sound by Wiesław Nowak
Produced by Ewa Sobolewska
Classical animation – drawing and painting on paper and celluloid, 35 mm, colour, 185 m, 06:45′
Date of production: 06.04.1995 © TVP SA-TV SFA

SPECIAL AWARD for the Television Studio of Animation Films for the series “Impressions”, for the original popularisation of classical art, Chairman of the Committee of Cinematography of the Ministry of Culture and President of Polish Television SA, Review of Films on Art, Zakopane, Poland / 1996

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