Solitude (Birds taking flight)

Miloš Alexander Bazovský1957/1957

Slovak National Gallery

Slovak National Gallery

The non-idealised, expressive and authentic visual style of Miloš Alexander Bazovský strived towards the spiritual core of the Slovak rural life. He examined the eternal principles behind life, work, home, struggle, humility, faith, memory and death.

After clash with dogmatic state power in the 1950's, he retreated to Orava, where his most poignant creative period started. Repeating motifs of lone houses, courtyards, farming tools, birds, cats, solitary figures and heavenly objects, the artist created an enigmatic world of solitude and passing from reality. Bazovský described the almost hallucinatory finale of his creation as – “half-surreal,” and “delirium colorans”.

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  • Title: Solitude (Birds taking flight)
  • Creator: Miloš Alexander Bazovský
  • Date: 1957/1957
  • Location: Orava
  • Physical Dimensions: w84.5 x h54.3 centimeters
  • Type: painting