Igor Mitoraj was a Polish sculptor, he studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków under Tadeusz Kantor, later also at the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in Paris. Since 1968 he has created outside Poland, in Italy and France. In his work, Mitoraj referred to classical, ancient sculpture. He did not depict the entire human figure, only its fragments, sometimes using the procedure of covering the body with carved scrolls and bandages. At the beginning of his career, he was particularly fond of marble; later sculptures were usually cast in bronze.