Ζόφια Στριγένσκα | 130 χρόνια από τη γέννηση της Ζόφια Στριγένσκα

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Google Doodle : 130 χρόνια από τη γέννηση της Ζόφια Στριγένσκα   Ζόφια Στριγένσκα   Zofia Stryjeńska's 130th birthday   zofia-stryjenskas-130th-birthday   Ζόφια Στριγένσκα   130 χρόνια από τη γέννηση της Ζόφια Στριγένσκα   Across its countless mediums, Stryjeńska’s bold and adventurous work mirrors her personality as an uncompromising heroine of creativity and artistic expression Born Zofia Lubańska on this day in 1891 in Kraków, Poland, Zofia Stryjeńska began painting caricatures of her father’s customers in his glove shop, developing a talent that became her life’s passion But gender barriers stood in the way of her artistic pursuits; barriers she was determined to break As the Munich Academy of Fine Arts—her top choice of schools—was a traditionally all-male institution, Stryjeńska cut her hair and attended the university disguised as a man But after a year in Munich, the pressure of keeping her identity hidden pushed her to return home to Kraków  Inspired by the history of her national identity, Stryjeńska began her career at 21 with a series of paintings based on Polish folklore This modern take on a traditional art form became her hallmark; a style that gained popularity as Poland had recently regained its independence in 1911 and its citizens cherished their historical iconography Her 1917 series of surrealist lithographs entitled “Bożki Słowiańskie” (“Slavic Idols”) saw massive success and was printed on everything from postcards to chocolates  An expert of folk costumes and Slavic mythology, Stryjeńska expressed the love of her heritage in work that ranged from wooden chess pieces to ballet costumes, like those designed for the 1930s Polish ballet “Harnasie ”Happy birthday, Zofia Stryjeńska!  Guest Artist Q&A with Dixie LeotaToday’s Doodle was illustrated by Poland-bas

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