Coverbild Drtikol
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Texts by: Vladimír Birgus, Anna Fárová, Matthew S. Witkovsky
Graphic Design: Margarethe Hausstätter
Edited by: Galerie Stredoceskeho kraje /GASK/, Annette und Rudolf Kicken
English, German
December 2011 , 104 Pages , 0 Ills.
315mm x 245mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-2600-9
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| Rediscovered: nudes by the Czech photographer
František Drtikol (1883–1961) is considered to be the first Czech photographer enjoying international fame. Anna Fárová’s legendary exhibit in Prague in 1972 led to the rediscovery of his briefly forgotten work. This elaborate, illustrated volume is devoted to the nude portraits, one of the focal points in Dritkol’s oeuvre. Art Nouveau and Symbolism were strong influences on his early photographs, in which his nudes are presented as dreamy nymphs or femme fatales. After the end of World War I, he developed his own fascinating photographic style, characterized by geometric elements, expressive, dynamic poses, and dramatic lighting. An “Art Deco photographer,” as Fárová called him, Drtikol was inspired by Futurism, Expressionism, and Cubism to discover his own lyrical, formal vocabulary. Exhibition schedule: Stredoceského kraje Gallery /GASK/, Prague, May–August 2010 | Kunsthalle HGN Duderstadt beginning December 2011 | Angermuseum Erfurt, July 22–September 23, 2012
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