Tomas Rajlich and Abstract Art in Italy

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  • Edited by Cesare Biasini Selvaggi, Flaminio Gualdoni
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Size 17 x 24 cm
  • Pages 248
  • Illustrations 120
  • Language Italian, English
  • Year 2021
  • ISBN 9788836649044
  • Price € 30,00  € 28,50
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Tomas Rajlich (Jankov, Czech Republic, 1940) is internationally recognised as one of the most influential figures in European abstract painting.
When he appeared on the scene in the first half of the 1970s, he was often associated with Minimalism and Fundamental Painting, a term coined on the occasion of the exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam in 1975, in which Rajlich participated. The movement included Robert Ryman, Robert Mangold, Agnes Martin and the early works of Brice Marden and Gerhard Richter.
The large-scale retrospective of the work of Rajlich in the present volume has been conducted in dialogue with certain key works of Italian abstract art selected by the artist himself: from an introduction to the Concretism of the 1930s to the postwar period, from the preconceptual and perceptual explorations of the 1960s to Op Art and the new painting of the 1970s and 1980s, unravelling a novel and original line in Italian abstract art.

Genoa, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Villa Croce, April - September 2021


Sotto il segno dell’astrazione. La collezione Maria Cernuschi Ghiringhelli
Francesca Serrati

La prospettiva astratta di Tomas Rajlich e l’astrattismo italiano
Martin Dostál

Tomas Rajlich, l’Italia, l’Europa
Flaminio Gualdoni

Tratti e ri-tratti di una linea dell’arte astratta italiana. Un percorso d’avanguardia nell’arte del XX secolo
Cesare Biasini Selvaggi

Tomas Rajlich. Mezzo secolo di pittura, circa
Flaminio Gualdoni

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