SOCIALIST REALIST PAINTING
CINEMATOGRAPHY OF THE IMAGE
Andrzej Wróblewski (1927-1957)
On 15 June in Vilnius, Andrzej Wróblewski, son of Krystyna (a talented graphic designer) and Bronisław (professor of law at the Stefan Batory University in Vilnius, where he served as rector four times) was born. The Wróblewski House was a meeting place for Vilnius artists. Under the supervision of his mother, Andrzej Wróblewski made his first attempts at drawing. The illustrations to historical novels by Gąsiorowski and to "With fire and sword" included horses, hives, Cossacks. As a token of appreciation, a friend of the house Wojciech Kossak (1856-1942) gave the little artist his own drawing of a horse's head.
On 26 August, during a brutal Gestapo search at the Wróblewski home, Andrzej's father dies of a heart attack in front of his 14-year-old son. This tragic experience has marked him for life and influenced his later work.
in a group of repatriates from Vilnius, together with his mother and older brother Andrzej Wróblewski came to Krakow in the spring, passed his baccalaureate exams in July, and in the autumn started studying at the Faculty of Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts and at the same time studied art history at the Jagiellonian University
six-month stay in the Netherlands, travel in Europe
Diploma in Art History at the Jagiellonian University, his work entitled "The beginnings of landscape in Dutch art of the fifteenth to seventeenth century" was rated very high, but Andrzej Wróblewski did not decide on a scientific career. He watched with curiosity a group of older colleagues, gathered around Tadeusz Kantor (1915-1990) and eagerly joined the preparations of the 1st Modern Art Exhibition
Andrzej Wróblewski, "Szofer niebieski", 1948 / "Liquidation of the ghetto", 1949, oil on canvas, private collection, source: https://culture.pl/.
he painted "Shootings"
he started working as an assistant at the Faculty of Painting of the Academy of Fine Arts
This is the worst dark period in the painter's work and life. He has managed to argue with almost the entire community: The "modern" people from Kantor's circle considered him a traitor, the professors considered him a predatory, primitive doctrinaire.
Andrzej Wróblewski married Teresa Reutt, a graduate of philosophy and classical philology, whom he met on holiday. This outstanding woman with a strong personality had a great influence on him. Soon they had three children (a son and two twins).
The trip to Yugoslavia became a big event for Andrzej Wróblewski, he once again discovered primitive, folk art there, he was also impressed by the original sculpture of Serbian gravestones. After his return to the country, he seemed full of energy, as if he had regained faith in himself again. That year, he painted "Ecupations", and his first solo exhibition took place in Warsaw's Salon "Simply". It was organised by the artist's friend, Andrzej Wajda, who at that time stood on the threshold of his international film career.
In spring, Andrzej Wróblewski goes on a trip to the Tatras. On March 23rd foresters found his body by the road to Morskie Oko. The immediate cause of death was probably an attack of epilepsy. The tragic death of Andrzej Wróblewski contributed to the growth of the legend of Wróblewski - a lonely, rebellious artist.