Maria Lassnig’s meat-red monsters / Cultural Forum Warsaw

Polish intellectuals in conversation about the Austrian painter of the century

Maria Lassnig only achieved international fame in the last decade of her long life. Today she is considered one of the most important painters of the second half of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century. The pictorial depiction of physical sensations, the masterly mastery of colors, the combination of drastic and exuberant humor – all this makes up the unique character of her work. The interdisciplinary online discussion, which took place on November 19 and was attended by renowned Polish intellectuals from the fields of art criticism, art history and philosophy, was organized in cooperation with the Maria Lassnig Foundation and the renowned Polish journal “Widok”. It was not only about Lassnig’s pictorial work, but also about her eventful biography. The discussion was accompanied by the presentation of works and animated films by the Austrian artist.