Zdzisław Beksiński № 5
Before moving to Warsaw in 1977 he burned a selection of his works in his own backyard, without leaving any documentation on them. He later claimed that some of those works were "too personal", while others were unsatisfactory, and he didn't want people to see them. The 1980s marked a transitory period for Beksinski. His art in the early 1990s consisted mainly of a series of surreal portraits and a series of crosses. Paintings in these series were much less lavish then those known from his "fantastic period", but just as powerful. In the latter part of the 1990s he discovered computers, the internet, and digital photography, on which he focused on until his death.