The main premise of the presented study is to show the impact of World War Two events on the creative achievements of selected artists who treated these dramatic events as the direct source of inspiration. The primary object of interest are selected musical pieces composed in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, analyzed at the same time from the perspective of their correspondence with other domains of art: painting, sculpture, poetry, and partly with film. The article discussed Arthur Honegger’s Second and Third Symphony, compositions: Diffrent Trains by Steve Reich, and Diaries of Hope by Zbigniew Preisner, and in the field of fine art: inter alia the painting works by Izaak Celnikier, Xawery Dunikowski, Bronisław Wojciech Linke, and Andrzej Wróblewski, selected monument sculptures (e.g. in the Majdanek Concentration Camp in Lublin), and with special emphasis on works devoted to the tragedy of the Holocaust.
An important aim of the paper is to show the possibility of utilizing the presented content in interdisciplinary teaching provided for in the Ministry of National Education’s core curriculum for general education in art subjects and the subject Knowledge of Culture.
Dziedzictwo chopinowskie we współczesnej edukacji polskiej
The main assumption of the article is to show the motif of three cities - Jerusalem, Paris and New York - in selected works from different areas of art treating the urban subject matter as the main source of inspiration. The choice of the cities was motivated by many factors, inter alia by historical, and geographical, cultural and linguistic, and by architectural differences. In the sphere of music - the main field of observation - the works by Krzysztof Penderecki (Seven Gates of Jerusalem), George Gershwin (An American in Paris), Steve Reich (City life), and by Wojciech Kilar (September Symphony) were chosen. At the same time these compositions prompt one to look at them from the perspective of their corre spondence with other spheres of art: architecture, painting, literature, and film. Selected works from other fields of art, chiefly from painting, were discussed (inter alia those by Rembrandt van Rijn, Wandalin Strzałecki, Jan Sawka, Olga Boznańska, Ludwik de Laveaux, and by American painters of the late 19th/early 20th century), which make reference to the above compositions in question, first of all because of their multiple contexts. An important goal of the present article is also to show the possibilities of using the presented content in interdisciplinary teaching, in particular in application to education in high school.
The themes of the four elements - with their extremely rich symbolism - have been taken up by many artists. The forming of knowledge about nature, initiated already in the ancient times, resulted in the four-component conception of the elements, which distinguished earth, water, air and fire. These elements aroused and shaped the imagination of many artists and composers. After all, fire means warmth and light but also conflagration and destruction; water keeps one alive but it also floods; wind in turn revives but it also causes devastation; similarly, earth is the mother of all riches, but at the same time it hides destructive forces that lie dormant in its mysterious interior.
he present article discusses the problems of inspiration by the element of water, found in musical pieces and in plastic arts; at the same time it places the subject matter so defined in the perspective of correspondence and integration of arts. The study presents the analysis of the problems of inspiration by the water element in reference, inter alia, to the relationships and parallels occurring between the sphere of architecture and music, and to the subject matter of the river, sea and ocean present in painting and music, occasionally taking achievements in sculpture and literature into consideration. The principal object of observation was music. Therefore, the works of the following composers have been discussed: Ottorino Respighi, Francisco Tarrega, Karol Szymanowski, Bedřich Smetana, Nikołaj Rimsky-Korsakov, Claude Debussy, and Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis. The present study is first of all a contribution to interdisciplinary education, being chiefly meant for music teachers.