Strong, diagonal lines and off-kilter perspectives of buildings, including the Tower of Pisa, are also reflective of the Bauhaus approach. Anonymous June 25, at 4: Carol Mattusch, Kenneth Lapatin Catalogue: Henry Luce Foundation, others. It required great patience and persistence—the project took four years to complete, from to
Jaromír Funke and the Amateur Avant-Garde, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Enter Jaromir Funke , the artist represented in the exhibition whose work in the Czech photography movement after World War I has largely been overlooked. At nineteen years old, Josef Sudek was drafted by the Austro-Hungarian Army during the First World War and served in the Italian Front between and , until he was badly wounded by shrapnel in his right arm. His work was thought to be logical, original and expressive in nature. But Funke had more modern concepts in mind, and soon moved away from popular idyllic subjects toward sharp urban views and experimentation. The Life of Objects Back in Prague, perhaps not healed, perhaps more introverted but still more audacious, Sudek began to more fully express himself personally and distinctively through his work.
Jaromír Funke and the Amateur Avant-Garde
It was less accessible to the outsider, more about his own perceptions, less about his city, more about himself. Sunday, July 15, For Atget, people were a distraction from what he wanted to document. Another room of the exhibit showcases the work of students from that time at the School of Applied Arts in Bratishlava, where Funke was an instructor. Vitus cathedral in Prague, will be on view. Russia using social media to divide Americans. Click to Read More and View Comments.
The lightest tones of his photographs are blank or empty relative to the subtle gradations of the very low; however this light, engulfed in dark, also has form, like an apparition. These scenes of his homeland, perhaps reflecting a patriotic resistance to Nazi occupation, are disappointingly conventional compared to his earlier abstractions. Czech photographers exhibited in the famous international Film and Foto show in Stuttgart. While Brun's "musicalities" are images of music and Deml's graphic works are expressions of musical experience, Karel Adamus poems of score represent an image of musical notation. Basil Dean produced R. Strong, diagonal lines and off-kilter perspectives of buildings, including the Tower of Pisa, are also reflective of the Bauhaus approach.