photo_2021-11-10_11-08-26 photo_2021-11-10_11-08-24 photo_2021-11-10_11-08-23 Leon Tarasewicz: Splashes of Paint as a Creative Metaphor for Contemporary Art The artist Leon Tarasewicz is the author of a striking composition “a la Pollock”, in which the main expressive role played by splashes of paint. Zachęta is the name of the Polish National Gallery of Art. A place where history and present day are intertwined. There is a permanent exhibition, as well as temporary vernissages. But Maestro used the interiors in a different way, turning them into canvases. The spans of the grand staircase are covered with splashes of paint, the arrangement of which, at first glance, seems chaotic. In fact, the composition was carefully planned. The staircases at the top were painted in the background colors of blue, red, and yellow. The three “streams,” running downhill, merge at a single intersection where the hues regroup. The movement ends at the main entrance, where splashes of paint create a perfect contrast with the snow-white antique statue of a young gladiator.