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Decentrism – It is best to refer to the original text by Adam Wiśniewski-Snerg “A painting expresses the postulate of the decentrist thought when the centre of the depicted object is placed somewhere outside the work’s borders, from which place it dominates the depicted surrounding. …”  Adam Wiśniewski-Snerg Warsaw 1987

Interpretation of the above postulate leads to creation of different foundations of the decentrist art.  Different interpretations lead sometimes to conflicting thesis, which is understandable in the early stages of the development of a new artistic trend.

Active websites dedicated to decentrist art, presenting as well a wider historical perspective of decentrism can be found through links below:

Decentryzm.com - in English and Polish (comprehensive historical materials and current developments).

Decentryzm.eu - in Polish and French (critique of thesis from the website at decentryzm.com)

swd.org.pl - Association "around" Decentrism

Pytkowski-art.com - in Polish (discussion about thesis from the website at decentryzm.com)


 

Dominant – Referring to Adam Wiśniewski-Snerg’s postulate “[An object which] is placed somewhere outside the work’s borders, from which place it dominates the depicted surrounding. …”


 

Cut – Border between depicted and hidden part of the decentrist art.


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