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Janis Rozentāls

Compilers Aija Brasliņa, Laima Slava

Album about Janis Rozentāls (1866–1916), one of the most versatile early 20th century Latvian artist.

Janis Rozentāls

(..) the artist creates new worlds out of nothing, opens new views and gives new values not only on canvas or paper, no, he recreates our whole life, our conditions, remakes our eyes so that henceforth we see and feel as he has wished, as he has created.

Janis Rozentāls, 1906-1907
Janis Rozentāls

“In a letter from 1902, Janis Rozentāls shared one of his dreams with Theodor Forssell, father of his bride Elli: “All of your culture, chiefly artistic, is like an example for me, and as a painter I have the highest respect for your masters such as Gallen, Järnefelt, Hallonen, Saarinen etc., and my desire is to become something similar in Latvia if my modest talent and our circumstances allow this.»108 Rising to the European artistic level and laying one of the eternal foundation stones of national painting, in his brief creative life Rozentāls made his wish a reality, fiercely and full-bloodedly living a life fit for a biographical novel of a modern Latvian artist’s social and national emancipation, as well as his own personal «dream of happiness”.” (Aija Brasliņa)

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Janis Rozentāls

2017
In Latvian and English
Compilers: Aija Brasliņa, Laima Slava
Texts: Aija Brasliņa, Inta Pujāte, Valdis Villerušs, Arturs Bērziņš, Alberts Kronenbergs, Otis Skulme, Uga Skulme, Indriķis Zeberiņš, Ieva Celmiņa, Maila Talvio, Pauli Ervi, Aino Kallasa
Design, layout and image processing: Inga Ģibiete
528 pp., hard cover, ISBN 978-9934-565-09-0

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