The sketch pertains to the letters of Antoni Rzasa, a Polish sculptor, and his brother, Józef, whose vast correspondence lasted between the mid-1950s and Antony's death at the beginning of 1980. Antoni Rzasa appears to have been an 'extremely human' person - the letters addressed to his sibling do not conceal anything. Hence, they often mention painful and difficult issues, at times probably much too frequently and intensely. The second part of the sketch deals with the journey made by Antoni Rzasa to Italy in the winter of 1962, a key experience in his artistic development. All these factors constitute testimony of the artist's activity; despite the fact that he applied artistic means interpreted as purely folk, Rzasa dealt with all that is universal, regardless of the cultural competences of his recipients. The reason could lie in the fact that the artist strove towards recounting that which is the ultimate truth: he told about man.
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