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Wed, 12 Jun

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London

A Feminine Agency: The Woman as a Force Behind Japonisme in Poland

The Embassy of the Republic of Poland invites you to the second in a series of lectures on Polish Japonisme!

A Feminine Agency: The Woman as a Force Behind Japonisme in Poland
A Feminine Agency: The Woman as a Force Behind Japonisme in Poland

Time & Location

12 Jun 2024, 18:00 – 19:00

London, 47 Portland Pl, London W1B 1JH, UK

About the Event

Join us on 12 June for the lecture on "A Feminine Agency: The Woman as a Formidable Force Behind Japonisme in Poland." Led by Piotr Spławski PhD, it is the second in a series of events about Polish Japonisme. ⛩️ 🎌

Inspiration taken from Japanese sources triggered a wave of new visual and conceptual languages in Poland in the late 19th and early 20th century: Polish Japonisme. It was a movement that defined modern art and manifested itself in the form of portraiture, still life, landscape, representations of flora and fauna, erotic imagery, and caricature.

Piotr Spławski is an independent art historian specialising in Japanese art and Japonisme. His research concentrates on Poland, the USA, and, most recently, the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. He obtained a PhD in art history from Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London, where he pursued an inquiry into Japonisme in Polish Pictorial Arts (1885-1939).

The event will take place in the large Japan-inspired reception room, decorated in this style during the 1920s. Although exemplifying some traditional symbolism of the region’s architecture, the general inspiration behind the room remains a mystery till this day.

Please use the Weymouth Street entrance. 

Bring your ID and prepare for an airport-style security check. For this reason, try not to bring big bags and luggage.

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