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Title

Dívka a Πr2

1991

Artist

Jiri Anderle

Czech Republic

14 Sep 1936 -

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  • Details

    Date
    1991
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    softground etching
    Edition
    63/100
    Dimensions
    19.4 x 28.5 cm platemark; 32.4 x 47.9 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.c. sheet, pencil "... Anderle 91".

    Credit
    Gift of Miss Peta Phillips 2012
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    115.2012
    Artist information
    Jiri Anderle

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    Anderle studied painting and graphic art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague from 1955-1961. From 1961-68 he was an active member of the avant-garde Black Theatre of Prague, and subsequently worked at the faculty of applied art in Prague. His years with the Black Theatre gave him the opportunity to travel outside Czechoslovakia, a privilege rarely granted by the government, and see the paintings of Picasso, Max Ernst, Francis Bacon, and others, whose work made a lasting impression. In 1982-84 his work was shown at the Venice Biennale.

    In dozens of his works, Anderle powerfully expresses human existential anxiety. His largely figurative images tackle subjects of war, oppression and isolation, and the artist has spoken of his interest in larger themes that explore the struggle between good and evil, past and present, life and death, illusion and reality.

  • Provenance

    Gallery Dilo, Prague, 1992, Czech Republic, Purchased 1992

    Peta Phillips, 1992-2012, Bowral/New South Wales/Australia, Gift of Miss Peta Phillips 2012

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