The composition is deliberately reduced and focused, with one central point drawing attention. To the figure, a simplified, portrait-like form of a woman. On a geometric, minimized version of an eye, and a tear dripping from it.


“Longing” may be perceived as a work prompting reflection on emotional states associated with desire, separation, and unattainability, with longing. The author presents a minimalist composition that with subtle emphasis speaks of the deeply human feeling of longing. The use of soft colors creates a sense of calm.


This work can be interpreted as a commentary on human experience, desire, and the search for safe places. To crossing boundaries, both physical and metaphorical. With faith that somewhere, albeit far away, safe haven awaits us.

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

74 x 74 x 4 cm / 29.1 x 29.1 x 1.6 (framed)

70 x 70 x 2 cm / 27.6 x 27.6.7 x 0.8 (without frame)

Inventory G060
Availability in private collection