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Jaroslav Paur

Museum Kampa, U Sovových mlýnů 2, Praha 1 - Malá Strana, 118 00

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9. 8. 2017 – 15. 10. 2017

In the context of the unusually strong generation of young artists who emerged on the fine art stage in 1940´s, the independent and quality works of Jaroslav Paur have been slightly overshadowed.

The aim of the exhibition is to present broadness of the painter´s work. At the beginning of his career, the author confronted himself with the expressive tendencies of the war years and he moved closer to the opinions of the group Sedm v říjnu (Seven in October) or Skupina 42 (Group 42)´s civilistic expression. In 50´s he started to deal with the topic „city“ and he continued to work on it in 60´s and 70´s.

In his works, he concentrated on the expressive and content values of painting and he partially developed up-to-date elements of the abstract-informel aesthetics. An important part of his compositions became to be a mysterious atmosphere of monumentally designed abstract municipal landscapes which in some cases evoke cosmic structures. Paur´s work is an unusually authentic statement about the human relationship to municipal architecture.

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