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Exhibition November 19, 2017 − January 21, 2018

The contrast material. Gunnar Krallis. Graphics

Gunnar Crolles (Gunārs Krollis) is one of the most outstanding Latvian masters of etching the second half of the twentieth century, whose works are primarily associated with perfecting a form of artistic expression, which helps him to discover the essential important to the General public the ethical topics.

The new exposition of the Museum includes popular cycles of linocuts Gunnar Krallisa "My Riga", "Drivers Plavinas HPP" Dating from the mid-1960s, where the interpretation of the history of the city, and relations between the generations and the work is of great generality and glorification. In turn, the triptych of etchings "Reflections of Japan" and "Vienna diary", over which the master worked in the 1970-ies–1980-ies, more poetic and nyansiongo convey understanding of the author close to him the historical motives and images. Also, visitors to the exhibition will see the works of Gunnar Krallisa recent years – large-format drawings in the technique of ink and graphite. Seen and experienced the once in Central Asia, Japan, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon produced for the artist is very impressive, triggering strong interest and desire to consider the events of the distant past, in close connection with the processes of modernity.

For exhibition selected exhibits from the collection of the Latvian National Museum of art, as well as works owned by Gunnar Krallisa that allow you to make a small digression into many years of creative activity brilliant masters of prints and original graphics.