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CZECH ART IN THE VELVET REVOLUTION. Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, 1990. Organized in association with Golden Cup Gallery and Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic. 112 pp. with 132 ills. (83 col.). 31 x 23 cm. LC 90-63913 In English.
Highlighting some 40 diverse works by 16 contemporary Czech painters and sculptors representative of the artists and intellectuals who played prominent roles in the recent nonviolent revolution in Czechoslovakia, this catalogue also presents 65 primarily Cubist and Expressionist paintings, drawings and sculptures by Kupka, Filla, Gutfreund and six other Czech modernists of the 1920s and 30s. Three essays outline the origins of early 20th-century Czech avant-garde art, evaluate its position in the context of international art movements of the time, and discuss the impact of four decades of totalitarian rule and political and cultural isolation on the development of postwar art in the country.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Czechoslovakia/Czech Republic — 1900-1945, Post-1970 — Several Media
Plans: 75
Worldwide Number: 054027
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