ISBN: 978-80-7215-306-0|Published: 2007|Pages: 128
Binding: Softbound|Format: 160 x 180 mm|Graphic design: Pavel Lev, Studio Najbrt
The Czech-born Eva Fuka (b. 1927) was oriented towards the arts early on by the work of her mother, a writer, and her father, a painter. After the Second World War Fuka continued the ideas of the Avant-garde, which had been driven underground by the Nazi and Communist regimes. As an Academy-trained painter who took photographs, she shared many of the intellectual pursuits of her first husband, Vladimír Fuka. Initially they were close to the artists continuing the work of Skupina 42 (the 42 Group), then in 1967 they emigrated together to the United States. Thanks to her ever-vivid imagination Eva Fuka has profited even in her later work from the freshness of her direct observations. Because she makes the familar strange by adding a sense of the absurd to raw inspiration, her work remains compelling. The volume was compiled and written by Josef Moucha, whose publications include books on the photography of Jan Lukas, Jaroslav Rössler, Alphonse Mucha, and František Drtikol.