In the body labyrinth I

The painting “In the body labyrinth I” by Magdalena Nowatkowska from the series “Limits” is one of the works provisionally named by the artist as body paintings.


The artist leads the viewer into a symbolic space where female bodies and their parts are reduced to essential forms. Blue lines create a structure resembling a labyrinth, symbolizing the complex nature of human relationships or the inner complexities of the psyche.


The red dots placed along the lines can be interpreted as nipples, introducing the theme of female corporeality and sexuality in an abstract manner. These elements provide a stark contrast to the serene tones of blue and beige, attracting attention and prompting reflection on the role these points play in the composition and what they may symbolize.


“In the body labyrinth I” can be seen as an analysis of the complexity of human nature. The lines serve as metaphors for obstacles and paths that we must navigate in our lives. In the context of the “Limits” series, this may also refer to the boundaries we set for ourselves and the search for ways to pass through these barriers.

Series Limits
Year completed 2023
Autor Magdalena Nowatkowska
Technique Acrylic on cotton canvas

44,5 x 44,5 x 4,5 / 17.5 x 17.5 x 1.7 (framed)

40 x 40 x 2.3 cm / 15.7 x 15.7 x 0.9 (without frame)

Inventory G078
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