"MORFINA" - Tango, Adam Aston 1936 - Witkacy's paintings !
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Description: Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, a.k.a. "Witkacy" (February 24, 1885 September 18, 1939) was a Polish playwright, novelist, painter, photographer and philosopher, more:

During the 1930's, Witkiewicz published a text on his experiences with "narcotics," including peyote; his paintings are often full of descriptions what mixture and kind of drugs he was applying himself before starting to paint.

Shortly after Poland was invaded by Nazi Germany in September 1939, he escaped with his young lover to Eastern Poland. Following the Soviet invasion of Poland on September 17, 1939, Witkacy committed suicide.

In his home country Poland, a week ago, an anniversary of 70 years from his tragic death was celebrated.

Tango "Morfina" is probably of Italian origin (?).
Record, its label is presented at the end of the video - JP's, author's of the video collection.

Sound transferred without any modification or trials of making it "polished & beautiful".

Pictures - found and collected on-line with hope of their being in a public domain.
Witkacy's autoportrait is finishing the slide of his paintings.
Added: Feb 12, 2018 at 21:03

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