Kolář, Jiří / Collage
collage, paper, 32 × 22 cm
This collage dates from the late phase of Kolář’s career, when he combined mirror-image fragments from reproductions of paintings or photographs of sculptures that were familiar from art history. Sometimes he depicted an object or an image that was duplicated in space and then horizontally integrated into a new composition. He used this technique frequently in the 1990s: it can be found in the ensemble Louvre – Women (1993), Šternberk Madonna (1996), and a manipulated portrait of the Czech writer Božená Němcová (originally painted by Josef Hellich in 1845).