Friday, July 08, 2016

Albín Brunovský

Albin Brunovsky - Labyrinth of the World and Paradise of the heart V - War, 1990Labyrinth of the World and Paradise of the heart V - War, 1990

Albin Brunovsky - Beautiful Italy XII. 1970Beautiful Italy XII. 1970

Albin Brunovsky - Illustration for Tri Princezne V Belasej Skale, 1972Illustration for Tri Princezne V Belasej Skale, 1972

Albin Brunovsky - Two Eve and the Expulsion from Paradise, 1971Two Eve and the Expulsion from Paradise, 1971
Albin Brunovsky - Labyrinth of the World and Eden of the Heart III . - Masks, 1989Labyrinth of the World and Eden of the Heart III . - Masks, 1989

Albin Brunovsky - The Triumph of Death,1975The Triumph of Death, 1975

Albin Brunovsky - 2nd Illus. for Tri Princezne V Belasej Skale, 19722nd Illus. for Tri Princezne V Belasej Skale, 1972
 Albin Brunovsky - Barge Láskomorňa, 1985Barge Láskomorňa, 1985

Albin Brunovsky - Illus. for Tri Princezne V Belasej Skale, 1972Illus. for Tri Princezne V Belasej Skale, 1972

Albin Brunovsky - BeastBeast

Albin Brunovsky - Tam, kde sú oči zemeTam, kde sú oči zeme

Albin Brunovsky - Labyrinth of the World and Paradise of the heart I. - Big Noise, 1989Labyrinth of the World and Paradise of the heart I. - Big Noise, 1989

Albin Brunovsky - Labyrinth of the World and Eden of the Heart II . - Fortune Castle, 1989Labyrinth of the World and Eden of the Heart II . - Fortune Castle, 1989

Albin Brunovsky - Labyrinth of the World and Eden of the Heart VI . - Theatre World, 1990Labyrinth of the World and Eden of the Heart VI . - Theatre World, 1990

Albin Brunovsky - Praise Tangled Dreams VI, 1985Praise Tangled Dreams VI, 1985

Albin Brunovsky - Labyrinth of the World and Eden of the Heart IV . - Pride and Fall, 1989Labyrinth of the World and Eden of the Heart IV . - Pride and Fall, 1989

Albin Brunovsky - Praise Tangled Dream Team IV, 1985Praise Tangled Dream Team IV, 1985

Albin Brunovsky - The Ship of Fools, 1982The Ship of Fools, 1982

Albin Brunovsky - Praise Tangled Dreams IX. 1985–1986Praise Tangled Dreams IX. 1985–1986

Albin Brunovsky - Praise Tangled Dreams VIII, 1985Praise Tangled Dreams VIII, 1985

Albin Brunovsky - ElyseumElyseum

Albin Brunovsky - Ark and the Devil, 1970–1971Ark and the Devil, 1970–1971

Albin Brunovsky - Krinolína, 1970–1971Krinolína, 1970–1971

Albin Brunovsky - Závoj, 1970–1971Závoj, 1970–1971

Albin Brunovsky - Žena v čepci, 1970–1971Žena v čepci, 1970–1971
 Albin Brunovsky - Illustration - 13, from Pavol Dobšinský's "Slovak Fairy Tales - The third book from the collection of Pavol" 1988Illustration from Pavol Dobšinský's "Slovak Fairy Tales - The third book from the collection of Pavol," 1988

Albin Brunovsky - Illustration - 2, from Pavol Dobšinský's "Slovak Fairy Tales - The third book from the collection of Pavol" 1988Illustration from Pavol Dobšinský's "Slovak Fairy Tales - The third book from the collection of Pavol," 1988
 Albin Brunovsky - Illustration - 5, from Pavol Dobšinský's "Slovak Fairy Tales - The third book from the collection of Pavol" 1988Illustration from Pavol Dobšinský's "Slovak Fairy Tales - The third book from the collection of Pavol," 1988

Albin Brunovsky - Illustration - 16, from Pavol Dobšinský's "Slovak Fairy Tales - The third book from the collection of Pavol" 1988Illustration from Pavol Dobšinský's "Slovak Fairy Tales - The third book from the collection of Pavol," 1988

Albin Brunovsky - Illustration - 9, from Pavol Dobšinský's "Slovak Fairy Tales - The third book from the collection of Pavol" 1988Illustration from Pavol Dobšinský's "Slovak Fairy Tales - The third book from the collection of Pavol," 1988

Albin Brunovsky - Illustration - 12, from Pavol Dobšinský's "Slovak Fairy Tales - The third book from the collection of Pavol" 1988Illustration from Pavol Dobšinský's "Slovak Fairy Tales - The third book from the collection of Pavol," 1988


"Albín Brunovský was born in Zohor, Czechoslovakia on Christmas Day, December 25 in 1935. Brunovský started his early career in art by working on stage set and poster design. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava under Prof. Vincent Hložník from 1955 to 1961. The Hloznik School was well known for its high artistic and technical preparation in graphic arts and its humanist perspective. For the founder, as for many of his students, Goya’s great graphic cycle "The Horrors of War" served as a pattern or model. Brunovský himself lectured at that Academy from 1966 to 1990. In 1981 he was appointed a professor, creating his own engraving school several years later. Brunovský's work often mirrored that of the modern movement, citation art. Brunovský was also the designer of the last series of Czechoslovak banknotes. His illustrations were primarily for children's books.

Over the course of his career, Brunovsky experimented with various graphic techniques and was highly influenced in his subject matter by poetry and literature, as well, of course, as by other artists. While at school he used the techniques of woodcuts and linocuts. Soon after, however, he began experimenting with "scraper" and chalk lithography. Etching were the characteristic mode of his graphic art work during the mid-1960s. He was, however, a painter too. Many of his illustrations were done in watercolor and he eventually began to paint major works.

As his mastery of various techniques evolved over time, so too did his vision as an artist. When he was young, Brunovsky exhibited surrealistic tendencies—defined as a tendency to individualism and absurdity and the unchecked play of the subconscious. Later his work became more evaluative and critical of Man in relation to himself and society." - quote source

Artworks found at Web Umenia, 50 Watts, and Book Graphics.

1 comment:

Ana said...

This is too beautiful.
It makes me want to cry.