"In the heart of the country" fot. B. Stawiarski "In the near future" fot. B.Stawiarski
Wilhelm Sasnal is recognized by many critics as the leading painter of his generation. In his artistic activity, he is mainly inspired by emotions, transforming into art anything that preoccupies and intrigues him.
Untitled (Anka) is one of his many paintings depicting a family member (wife Anka, and children Kacper and Rita). However, its image is exceptionally powerful. The naked pregnant wife is emancipated, subjective and independent. This image contrasts with images known in the history of art, representing motherhood in association with tenderness, warmth and expectation. The icon-woman in Sasnal’s picture is characterized by a primeval power and contemporary self-consciousness.
Medium: acrylic on canvas
Format: 102,5×122,7 cm
Ownership form: collection Source: Wilhelm Sasnal Index: MSN: 4300-24/2012 Acquisition date: Sep 14, 2012 Financing source: Purchased in the framework of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage programme "National Collections of Contemporary Art"