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Apr 12, 2007 12:00 AM - May 29, 2007 12:00 AM

František Drtikol & Jaroslav Rössler - Master & Student

Photography exhibition at the Czech Center. Open April 12 – May 11


František Drtikol 1883–1961

Jaroslav Rössler 1902–1990

Master & Student

Opening reception: Thursday, April 12, 6:30 pm–8:30pm

at the Czech Center with Vladimír Birgus, curator of the exhibition

Exhibition is open April 12 – May 11


This exhibition presents the work of two illustrious Czech photographers who were united in the 8-year relationship of teacher and student and immensely influenced each another in their creative art. The nudes are best known from the extensive work of the internationally recognized František Drtikol. In his nudes, one can observe a gradual transition from the pictorialist approach influenced by Art Noveau, Symbolisms, and Decadence to singular modernistic photographs, in which the dynamically posed model’s bodies are confronted with geometric décor and expressive shadows. Jaroslav Rössler, whose first American monograph was published in 2004 by The MIT Press, belongs in the international context to the avant-gard of constructivist and abstract photograph. His work from the 20’s and 30’s comprises minimalist details of real objects and objects cut from paper, composition with defocusing light, inventive photomontages and constructivist shoot of technical objects.

At the Czech Center in New York the work of both artists are presented with prints made from original negatives from their two portfolios.

The photographs were customized in the limited editions under supervision of the artist’s daughters Ervina Boková-Drtikolová and Sylva Vítová-Rösslerová.


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From: Apr 12, 2007 12:00 AM
To: May 29, 2007 12:00 AM


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