„Pre-Contemporary Art“ of Janko Alexy Cover Image

„Predsúčasné umenie“ Janka Alexyho
„Pre-Contemporary Art“ of Janko Alexy

Author(s): Richard Gregor
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Visual Arts
Published by: Slovenská akadémie vied - Centrum vied o umení
Keywords: Pre-contemporary Art; Homonymic Curtain; Slovak Modernism; Postimpressionism; Polish Kapism; Slovak Neo-Avant-Garde; Non-tradition; Janko Alexy; Alex Mlynárčik

Summary/Abstract: The attempt to coin the term „Pre-Contemporary Art „serves as the tool to shift our attention from the 19th Century painting patterns, which Slovak modernist painters of the 1920s and 1930s were inspired by, to the principal legacy they left for their successors, comparably to „Kapists“ role in continuous colourism in Polish art throughout the 20. Century, and also to the role of surrealistic revivals that repeatedly happened in Czech art, Janko Alexy’s activism is compared to Alex Mlynárčik’s one. Although they lived in different artistic conditions, their avant-gardist „impresario „role was crucially formative to the broader circles of artists they used to collaborate with.

  • Issue Year: 56/2023
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 32-42
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Slovak