Updated: Jan 5
A Walk Through An Exhibition – a Personal View
Marcos Milewski (b.1959 in Córdoba, Argentina) is a painter of Polish origin and Argentinian nationality, and is one of the best known artists working in Madeira today. His work is playful, whimsical but substantive at the same time, veering as it does between Symbolist and Surrealist fantasies. Some of his enormous street murals can be seen in central Funchal and are illustrated below.
Defining Milewski`s painting according to fashionable artistic tendencies would be too simplistic because his inspirational sources span several cultures and influences: from Renaissance artists such as Jan van Eyck, running through to 20th century artists such as Rene Magritte and Balthus.
1985 He studies etching with S. W. Hayter at Atelier 17, Paris,
1977-1979 He investigates methods and materials used by artists from XIIIth to XVIIth centuries at School of Arts, Faculty of Philosophy and Humanities, National University of Cordoba, Argentina
1973-1978 He studies drawing and painting with Alvaro Izurieta in Cordoba, Argentina
From September 1, 2020
RTP Madeira, "Casa das Artes" about Marcos Milewski, 2019