Memories of Warsaw


Robert Webster | Netherlands | 2016 |41:00
Dutch with English Subtitles

The Dutch painter Robert Webster graduated in 1967 from the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Through a cultural exchange agreement he then studied from 1967 till the end of 1969 at the Acadmy of Fine Arts in Warsaw.In 2015 he returned to Warsaw to search of his former sources of inspiration. In the film he tries to get the audience to see things from his perspective. He shows what he saw in Warsaw in 1967/69. The reason why Warsaw looked like it was, the atmosphere in the communist period, and how he has interpreted this as an artist in paintings, prints and drawings he has made in subsequent years (1967-2013)