Alina Szapocznikow. Documents. Works. Interpretations
Paweł Leszkowicz

I will address Alina Szapocznikow’s sculpture Piotr, 1972, in the context of the male act in the history of art and in the work of the artist.

Piotr, as a full male act, and at the same time the imprint of the body of the artist’s son, has a unique place in Polish modern art. My paper will be an attempt to speak about the phenomenon of that work by, on the one hand, placing it in the context of the tradition and modern instances of representation of the male body by women and, on the other, in the context of the psychoanalytic relation of the mother to the body and sexuality of her son.

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