Mar 3, 2011

Beksinski painting close-up

These are three close-ups to one of Beksiński paintings from 1981. Take a look how he worked up details.





Let me know (by leaving a comment) if you want to see more close-ups of his other paintings. I've got a few more. You won't find this level of details on a reproduction of any kind.

22 comments:

  1. It'd be nice to see close-ups of his later works, when he was working in more implied figures and higher abstraction.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thanks for leaving first comment on this blog. I think I have one close-up to one of his later works. I'll post it this week probably.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Howdy Bex, just came across your blog - great work. will certainly visit more often in the future. Went to Beksinki's museum the other day and got totally hooked.
    Greetings from Warsaw.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hey Love what you are doing Please post more close up shots and, and good shots of his works, since you have access to his works, can you find someone who can describe the technique and material he used in his works, I know it's mostly oil on board what I am interested in knowing is that how he created the boards and what type of varnish and mediums he used.

    Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hello anonymous. I can post few more close-ups next month. I'll certainly write an article about his technique someday. I'm very busy lately and hope I'll find some time to do this in June or July.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Thanks for the reply and all the hard work.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Definitely a big YES on posting more close-ups. So much to learn from. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I'm with Anonymous above. I'd love to know more about Beksinski's techniques. Especially where his use of unearthly light is at work. I suspect a lot of glazing. I love the detail images you're posting too, I'd love to see more. Thanks!
    Frank

    ReplyDelete
  9. Fantastic close ups!!!! Please add more, and could be from some drawing???
    Great blog!!!
    Regards

    ReplyDelete
  10. THANK YOU!
    Greetings from Denmark

    ReplyDelete
  11. Your wishes will be fulfilled.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Do you know if he did underpaintings?

    ReplyDelete
  13. Does underpainting mean first layer of painting or priming?
    I know that in the 80s he started painting with acrylics (first layer) but was always finishing his paintings in oils.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Thanks from London!

    ReplyDelete
  15. By underpainting I mean the first painting layer in monochromatic colors to get the values right. Acrylics are often used for underpaintings so your answer tells me that he did use some form of underpainting. I wonder if he would also draw in pencil first on the canvas. I have seen his drawings and they look similar to his paintings with the amount of detail in them. Do you know of any video or picture sequences showing him work from beginning to end?

    Thanks.

    T

    ReplyDelete
  16. Beksinski never painted on canvas. He was moving a sketch from a paper to fibreboard outlining the composition with charcoal.
    Movies presenting his process of painting:
    http://beksinski.dmochowskigallery.net/filmoteka.php?movie=12&submovie=5

    Beksinski talks in Polish. No translations are available.
    More videos are here (interviews etc, all in Polish):
    http://beksinski.dmochowskigallery.net/filmoteka.php

    ReplyDelete
  17. These videos look very interesting. Thanks :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. YES! I Want more close-ups!
    Thank you this is very useful for me.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Those videos.... Wow. Talk about priceless.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Do you know if he achieved some of the earth colors by impregnation techniques?

    ReplyDelete
  21. You mean colors lying on the bottom layers that we can see on close-ups? How do you understand impregnation technique?

    ReplyDelete
  22. i want more close-ups... plz...
    thanks for this amazing post.

    ReplyDelete