Madam Gali – Epresionist Art Work of Marie Galimberti-Provázková
West Bohemian Gallery in Plzeň
24 May - 24 July, 2011
Marie Galimberti-Provázková is one of many female Czech artists whose work is somewhat forgotten today. From the end of the First World War, the artist developed expressionist painting in an intriguing manner and contemporary art critica responded favourably to her work. Her still-lifes, landscapes, portraits and self-portraits stem from the tradition of French Post-Impressionism but they are marked by a unique sense for psychology and drama.
Marie Galimberti-Provázková studied first in Vienna and after that at the Munich painting school of Simon Hollósy who helped her to get into the distinguished settlement of painters in Nagybány in Hungary. Her studies in the studio of Fernand Léger in Paris at the Académie Russe were an important step in her professional career. As an emerging artist, she participated in the Salon d'Autonomne and Salon des Indépendants in Paris. She returned to Bohemia in 1917. Three years later, together with Josef Váchal, she founded the group Tvorba (Creation) which exhibited in Krasoumná jednota. In the mid-1920s she showed her work at the annual exhibition of the Mánes Association of Fine Artists (regarding her art work, a reviewer in Národní listy wrote at the time about her "feverishly hard and fierce depiction") and after that she remained withdrawn from the public for ten years. From 1935 she regularly exhibited together with the Association of Artists in Prague.
A monograph is published along with the exhibition. The curator of the exhibition and the author of the monograph is Martina Pachmanová.
For more information about the artist see: www.zenyvumeni.cz.