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Jan Koblasa

Intaglio Prints

Jan Koblasa has ranked among the leading figures of Czech and European art since the1960s. His sculptures have been integrated into many European cities, sacred spaces, and sculptors’ parks. But sculpture is only one of the areas in which Koblasa has achieved renown: he is also acclaimed for his accomplishments in stage design and decoration, book illustrations, and graphic art.

This volume presents graphics that Koblasa created using various intaglio print techniques, including drypoint, etching, etching and aquatint, and multicolor etching. These beautiful full-page reproductions are accompanied by an introductory essay on the artist’s work and career, descriptions of the various graphic cycles, and a bibliography. All text is in both Czech and English.  

262 pages | 40 color plates, 473 halftones | 9 x 11 1/2 | © 2010

Art: European Art

Table of Contents

Combined Czech/English Edition


Text and Plates
    Beginnings—The Šmidras Era
    Matter Touched and Disturbed—Penetrations into Plane and Space
    Parables, Symbols, Myths
    Preoccupation with Nature—Buddhist Theme
    Body and About the Body
    Gilgamesh and Mácha’s May
    In the Swirl of Elements

Portrait of Jan Koblasa by Gottfried Junker
    Books, exhibition catalogues, collections (selection)
    Periodicals and other publications (selection)

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