Prof. Maria Poprzęcka received the Kazimierz Wyka Award

Prof. Maria Poprzęcka received the Kazimierz Wyka Award
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Prof. Maria Poprzęcka, an outstanding historian and art critic, member of the Program Council of the International Cultural Center, received the Award of the Marshal of the Małopolska Region and the President of the City of Krakow. Kazimierz Wyka.

Kazimierz Wyka Award has been awarded since 1980 in the field of literary criticism, essay writing, and history of literature, and is currently one of the few awards in this field in Poland. It is highly appreciated both by theoreticians of literature and art, as well as by the authors themselves. This is a prestigious award of prof. Maria Poprzęcka received her lifetime achievement, with particular emphasis on the volume of essays Impas. Resistance, loss, powerlessness in art, the word / image territories published in the publishing house.

Prof. Maria Poprzęcka is mainly interested in 19th and 20th century painting, modern art, the migrations of images, their "long duration", relations between visual arts and other fields of creativity. For many years the director of the Institute of Art History at the University of Warsaw, currently a lecturer at the College of Artes Liberales at the University of Warsaw. Her oeuvre is dominated by essays, incl. The feast of the goddesses. Women, Life and Art, 2012; Other images. Eye - seeing - art. From Alberti to Duchamp, 2008. She is a laureate of the Gdynia Literary Award for an essay. In 2003, she was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta "for outstanding achievements in scientific and didactic work", and in 2012 she was awarded the gold medal "Gloria Artis for Merit to Culture" for services in the field of heritage protection.
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