The illustrations from the “Evviva l`arte I” cycle, digital painting, 2011, inspired by “Evviva l`arte!” poem of Kazimierz Przerwa-Tetmajer, 1894.
Evviva l'arte! Pride is our god,
Glory is our sun, we, kings without a land!
We may starve to death somewhere on the doorstep,
But it will be like eagles with broken wings -
So onwards! What but fame has any worth?
Evviva l'arte! Fires put there by God Himself
burn in our hearts:
And so, with head held high,
We gaze at the crowds,
We will not give up our laurels for a golden crown,
And although our lives are worth nothing: