Libor Fára

Libor Fára (1925-1988) was Painter, graphic artist, typographer and set designer.His  graduated from the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague in the studio of Emil Filla in the second half of the 1940s, developing his artistic opinion in the circle of the Prague Surrealists. Fára’s oeuvre is characteristic of a clearly defined polarity between improvisation and order, while inclining to magical Abstraction with a strong touch of aesthetics. The main fields of Fára’s interest were collages, assemblages and objects as well as photography. During the 1950s, Fára participated at various activities of artists, writers and theoreticians from the circle of Karel Teige. Even though his works, based on poetic construction were not created spontaneously, they recollect the production of the Fluxus movement. During the 1960s, Fára collaborated with the Prague theater Na Zábradlí for which he created many timeless stage designs and posters. Later he, however, withdrew from public life and ceased exhibiting; he rather focused on collages and large-dimensional assemblages composed of corroded metal sheets.  Member of the group Máj (May; since the year 1957). Over the years 1963 – 1979 created twenty film posters. He focused on stage production after his studies, and he distinguished in it. He cooperated with E.F. Burian theatre from 1953, between 1962 and 68 with theatre Na Zabradli, from 1969 mostly with Cinoherni klub. First painting inspiration of surrealism (Deux visages, 1945) Fara slowly transfered to poetic absurdity, which he realised by collage technique or assemblage. He belongs to founder of Czech action stage design. He is well know because of designs for Jarry´s King Ubu (1964), Waiting for Godot (1965), Cechov´s The Kirschgarten and Hrabal´s Gentle Barbar (1981). He designed the cover and graphic for magazine Theatre between 1958–1970, he participate on graphic layouts of almost all important publications about theatre.

Libor Fára- a Karel Teige, 1951( is the portrait of  K.Teige, on the left)

Libor Fára- a Karel Teige, 1951( is the portrait of K.Teige, on the left)

Libor Fára, Black Sunday 3-1-4, 1981

Libor Fára, Black Sunday 3-1-4, 1981

Libor Fára, Black Sunday 5., 1981

Libor Fára, Black Sunday 5., 1981

Libor Fára, Black Sunday 9.A, 1981

Libor Fára, Black Sunday 9.A, 1981

Libor Fára, Black Sunday 12., 1981

Libor Fára, Black Sunday 12., 1981

Libor Fára- Černá neděle, 1981

Libor Fára- Černá neděle, 1981

Libor Fára- Year of poster origin, 1972

Libor Fára- Year of poster origin, 1972

Libor Fára A chague épogue sa pose, ( french text) ,1949

Libor Fára A chague épogue sa pose, ( french text) ,1949

Libora Fáry cycle Breakfast at midnight (1951), dedicated to Zbyněk Havlíčkovi and used for the cover of  the Australian poet and fiction-writer Louis Armand

Libora Fáry cycle Breakfast at midnight (1951), dedicated to Zbyněk Havlíčkovi and used for the cover of the Australian poet and fiction-writer Louis Armand

Libor Fára -na snímku - Bez názvu, 1985

Libor Fára -na snímku – Bez názvu, 1985

Libor Fára-relax 1, 1983

Libor Fára-relax 1, 1983

Libor Fára -Relax 8, 1983

Libor Fára -Relax 8, 1983

Libor Fára-  Zasravte cas foto objecktu, 1946

Libor Fára- Zasravte cas foto objecktu, 1946

Libor Fára  Sasaek a lampar foto objecktu 1947

Libor Fára- Sasaek a lampar (foto objecktu),  1947

Libor Fára  domino  foto objecktu1945 1

Libor Fára- domino (foto objecktu), 1945

Libor Fára - Dotky (foto objecktu),  1947

Libor Fára – Dotky (foto objecktu), 1947

 More about his work here

Jean Arp – Temps troué. papiers déchirés , 1951

Jean Arp – Temps troué. papiers déchirés , 1951

( Galerie Bassenge, Berlin)

Josef Sudek – Nudes

Josef Sudek – Nu,, 1950-1959 ( modèle  Lida (Ludmila Bobruschka). Elle eut une relation de longue date avec Teige a qui elle doit sa rencontre avec le grand photographe Josef Sudek. Elle deviendra l’amie et le modele de Sudek, notamment pour les seuls nus realises par Sudek. Ces nus sont reproduits pages 188 et 189 dans le livre de Linhart: Sudek Fotografie, Prague, 1956

Josef Sudek - The Nude, 1953  from Sudek Fotografie, Prague, 1956

Josef Sudek – The Nude, 1953 from Sudek Fotografie, Prague, 1956

Josef Sudek- Komposice , 1951 from Sudek FOTOGRAFIE,   1956  Ed Klub Ctenaru

Josef Sudek- Komposice , 1951 from Sudek FOTOGRAFIE, 1956 Ed Klub Ctenaru

Josef Sudek - Nude study,1951 - 1954

Josef Sudek – Nude study,1951 – 1954 from Linhart, Sudek Fotografie, Prague, 1956

Josef Sudek - Nude, 1951-1954

Josef Sudek – Nude, 1951-1954 from Linhart, Sudek Fotografie, Prague, 1956

Josef Sudek -  Nude , 1953 from Linhart, Sudek Fotografie, Prague, 1956

Josef Sudek – Nude , 1953 from Linhart, Sudek Fotografie, Prague, 1956

 

Josef Sudek - Nude, 1940s_e

Josef Sudek – Nude, 1940s

Josef Sudek - Detail wtih Baroque Wing, 1951-1954

Josef Sudek – Detail wtih Baroque Wing, 1951-1954

Josef Sudek- Untitled (nude in mirror) 1940

Josef Sudek- Untitled (nude in mirror) [model  Lida /Ludmila Bobruschka].  1940

Josef Sudek- Dans l'atelier[ etude de nu] vers 1952

Josef Sudek- Dans l’atelier[ etude de nu] vers 1952

Josef Sudek- Dans l'atelier[ etude de nu] vers 1952

Josef Sudek- Dans l’atelier[ etude de nu] vers 1952

 

Fred Swartz- Fred Swartz Figure #1, Greenwich Village Nudes, 1951

Fred Swartz Figure #1, Greenwich Village Nudes, 1951 via

 

Fred Swartz- Fred Swartz Figure #1,  Greenwich Village Nudes, 1951

Fred Swartz- Fred Swartz Figure #1, Greenwich Village Nudes, 1951

Peter Martin – Figure #1, Greenwich Village Nudes, 1951

Peter Martin (American) – known for his fashion and beauty photography. Martin’s photographs consistently graced the pages of Mademoiselle magazine almost every issue – from mid 1940’s to the early 1950’s.

Peter Martin from Figure #1,  Greenwich Village Nudes, 1951

Peter Martin - Figure #1,  Greenwich Village Nudes, 1951

Peter Martin – Figure #1, Greenwich Village Nudes, 1951

Peter Martin - Figure #1,  Greenwich Village Nudes, 1951

Peter Martin – Figure #1, Greenwich Village Nudes, 1951

Peter Martin - Figure #1,  Greenwich Village Nudes, 1951

Peter Martin – Figure #1, Greenwich Village Nudes, 1951

Peter Martin - Figure #1,  Greenwich Village Nudes, 1951

Peter Martin – Figure #1, Greenwich Village Nudes, 1951

Peter Martin - Figure #1,  Greenwich Village Nudes, 1951

Peter Martin – Figure #1, Greenwich Village Nudes, 1951

Peter Martin - Figure #1,  Greenwich Village Nudes, 1951 1

Peter Martin - Figure #1,  Greenwich Village Nudes, 1951

Peter Martin – Figure #1, Greenwich Village Nudes, 1951

Peter Martin - Figure #1,  Greenwich Village Nudes, 1951

Peter Martin – Figure #1, Greenwich Village Nudes, 1951

Peter Martin

Peter Martin

Peter Martin - Figure #1, Greenwich Village Nudes, 1951

Peter Martin – Figure #1, Greenwich Village Nudes, 1951

Peter Martin

Peter Martin – Figure #1: Greenwich Village Nudes, 1951