In the research activity of Prof. Wanda Nowakowska we can emphasize two important fields
of science. The first covers research problems of art theory and art criticism. The results
of these scientific interests were two important books. The first text was about Stanisław
Witkiewicz as an art theorist. The next book was about the Polish art criticism in the second
half of the 19th century. Another scientific interest of prof. W. Nowakowska includes
broad problems of the history of European painting from Renaissance to the 19th century.
This problems cover two other books: Dictionary of European painters (from Renaissance to
Impressionism) and an elaboration about women in West European pictures. The characteristic
feature of Proffesor’s research is the personal and individual approach to the artefacts.
This attitude helps to better understand the historical and social contexts of the artefact.