Mikuláš Galanda: Two Women
1931, Oil, canvas, 60 x 51.5 cm.
Slovak National Gallery
Date of Issue:
November 30, 1995
Postal Stationery Printing House, Prague, Czech Republic
Recess printing from flat plates
|FDC Motif:||Mikuláš Galanda|
|FDC Engraving:||Rudolf Cigánik|
|Cancellation Design:||Martin Činovský using Mikuláš Galanda's painting|
|Printing:||Postal Stationery Printing House, Prague, Czech Republic|
|Print Technology:||Recess printing from flat plates|
|FDC Print Run:||10,000|
Mikuláš Galanda (1895-1938) is one of the pioneers of modern art in Slovakia. He brought to painting a new, modern formulation of the term "tradition", shorn of stylised heroicising and pathos. Between 1930 and 1932 he published jointly with Ľudovít Fulla "The Private Letters of Fulla and Galanda", in which the tenets of avant-garde art were proclaimed in a manner that was here quite unique. Galanda's distinct style crystallised under the influence of Cubism and Surrealism into a precisely constructed, robust form vivified by his own poetic imagination.
"Two Women" is one of the few works from his brief Surrealist period, in which he concentrated predominantly on drawing.
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