Drtikol: Photographs

Drtikol: Photographs
Author: František Drtikol
Publisher: Hatje Cantz
Language: English / German
Pages: 104
Size: 24.50 x 31.50 cm
Weight: 860 g
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 978-3-7757-2600-9
Price: €35.00
Product Description

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.

Edited by Annette und Rudolf Kicken, Galerie Stredoceskeho kraje /GASK/, texts by Vladimír Birgus, Anna Fárová, Matthew S. Witkovsky, graphic design by Margarethe Hausstätter

128 ills., 2 foldouts