František Drtikol

Modernist Nudes

Text by Vladimir Birgus

This beautifully reproduced catalogue in tri-tone is the first to focus primarily on Czech photographer Frantisek Drtikol's modernist nudes. Chronicling his work during the 1920s and early 30s, the catalog surveys Drtikol's turning toward a more modernist aesthetic, with an emphasis on geometric objects and dynamic movement. In the spirit of Cubism and experimentalism, the female body was no longer a mere vessel for the soul, but became a complex aesthetic and erotic object

87 Pages
42 tritone plates
Robert Koch Gallery, 1997

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