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Karl Duldig. Sculptures/Drawings

Peter Stasny, Monika Rydiger
Date of issue: 2003
Volume: 29,5 x 23 cm
Cover: paperback
Pages: 128

ISBN 83-89273-05-5 publication unavailable
The publication accompanies the exposition of works by Karl Duldig, one of the greatest Australian artists of the 20th c., never presented in Poland before.

The publication accompanies the exposition of works by Karl Duldig, one of the greatest Australian artists of the 20th c., never presented in Poland before. Duldig was born in Przemyśl. Up till 1938 he worked in Vienna, then, having escaped from the Nazis, he got through Switzerland and Singapore to Australia, where he finally settled down and remained creative till his death in 1986. Duldig was fascinated by the human body and drew his inspiration from its shape. Figures, heads and busts are all characterized by close, round blocks of carefully deliberated tectonic construction resulting from the material used: stone; marble, clay, bronze. The album contains reproductions of sculptures and drawings, archival photographs of the works which have survived the stormy ups and downs of the artist’s biography. The introductory texts written by Jacek Purchla, Gabriele Kohlbauer-Fritz, Peter Stasny, the author of the exhibition, and Monika Rydygier - Polish curator of the exhibition, show the artist’s life through the dramatic vicissitudes of Central European Jews in the 20th c., and first of all characterize Duldig’s creative work against a background of the artistic dilemmas and ambivalency that accompany the development of modern sculpture.

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