During the 68th National Scientific Meeting of the Art Historians Association, titled In the face of changes and new reality. Art in the years 1919-1939, I was honoured to be granted the Prof. Szczęsny Dettloff award for my PhD thesis Visuality of the work of art – about the need to conduct transdisciplinary interpretations and analyses of works of art.

Opinion provided by the award commission

It’s clearly worth indicating the new and original solutions and conceptions suggested in the thesis, which include: experimental research related to perceiving art by the use of eye-tracking, and studying the artists’ creative process, which Mr Kędziora examined by the use of technologies monitoring artist’s body parameters. His valuable achievements include offering a new trend in the history of art research, defined as the perception-oriented art history, and pointing to transdisciplinarity as the most appropriate research strategy in the newest history of art, which could be connected not only with using the knowledge and methods extracted from other fields, but that could also involve cooperation among researchers and people representing various disciplines.

from the review provided by prof. dr hab. Wiesława Limont, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń

The prize awarded by the Chairman of the Art Historians Association General Board, prof. dr hab. Wojciech Włodarczyk | On the right: promoter of the awarded PhD thesis, dr hab. Elżbieta Pilecka, Professor Emeritus of the NCU, and the President of Art Historians Association Toruń branch, dr hab. Michał Pszczółkowski.

Headline photo: J. Szczęsny, Szczęsny Dettloff, “Rocznik Historii Sztuki”, vol. XXXVIPAN WDN, 2011, p. 30.
Award ceremony photo: Anna Kroplewska-Gajewska