Neklidná hlava. 1981.
Collage Color offset on board.
Lower right monogrammed and dated. Verso signed, dated and titled. 29.8 x 40 cm (11.7 x 15.7 in).
For this rollage Jirí Kolár uses an illustration of the painting "Les Yeux clos" by Odilon Redon, which counts among the main works of Symbolism and is in possession of the Museé d'Orsay in Paris. Redon's work is characterized by a deep calmness and elegy. Through the technique of the rollage, which Jirí Kolár had developed, he renders the opposite of these characteristics and creates a highly agitated and vibrant picture. "Les Yeux clos" (The closed eyes) become "Neklidná hlava" (Restless head). The person depicted is Odilon Redon's wife Camille Falte.
Jirí Kolár's collage can be interpreted as an expression of his difficult private situation during his first years in exile in Paris, as his wife Bela had not been permitted to leave Czechoslovakia. [EH].
In good condition.
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