Organiser: The Tatra Museum, Zakopane
The three major topics that this conference seeks to address include:
– philosophical and theoretical writings and ideas that underpinned the return to nature ca. 1900;
– the rise of artists’ colonies and communities in the countryside in search of alternative ways of living;
– natural motifs, patterns and inspirations in decorative and applied arts, architecture and interior design as well as in painting and sculpture of the time.
The conference will take place in Krakow with a one-day study visit to Zakopane to visit the collections of the Tatra Museum and the artistic houses there.
The conference fee is 55 EURO, in which a trip to Zakopane is included. Participants are required to organize and cover the costs of their travelling and accomodation. Students can register free of charge for a conference, but will be charged 15 EURO for a study-visit to Zakopane.