Arts & Culture

Věra Janoušková

25 Jun 1922 - 10 Aug 2010

Věra Janoušková was a Czech sculptor, painter and graphic artist.
She 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 things, which Věra Janoušková brought in art. At first she connected it 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 reaches delicate structured expression in compositions of simple shapes, crosses, totems and signs or pathetic figures. Thrown away objects gain a new function.
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