Enamel on metal sheet, drawing with flame
Height: 57 cm
Width: 40.5 cm
Provenance: the present owner bought it directly from Vera Janouskova’s atelier
Confirmation of authenticity by Professor Tomas Vlcek attached.
Consulted with Jiri Setlik, PhD,Professor Jaromir Zemina and Jiri Machalicky, PhD.
Vera Janouskova studied sculpture during the 1940s at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague and the Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia. In the early 1960s, she was one of the founding members of the avant-garde art group UB 12.
Enamel objects are the most typical elements, which Vera Janouskova brought into art. At first she connected them by patinated plaster and then by welding of parts of old objects – pots, wash basins, stoves, plates, pipes, buckets, scoops, strainers or cans. She combines different methods – cuts and scissors sheet metal, welds and \"stitches\", works them by flame, uses opportunities of color contrasts. She achieves a delicate structured expression in compositions of simple shapes, crosses, totems and signs or pathetic figures.Thrown away objects gain a new function.