Vlastimil Kula by Vlastimil Kula

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Vlastimil Kula by Vlastimil Kula

4to. pp. [280]. profusely illustrated in b/w. paperback (near fine - some light shelf-wear). Koln: Taschen, [2001].

ISBN-10: 3822822582 / ISBN-13: 9783822822586


Vlastimil Kula's photographs are mysterious and defiantly sexy. Frustrated by what he calls the ""boredom of pornography"" and the mechanical depiction of sex, Kula aims to distance himself from traditional genres by exploring uncharted territory and pushing the limits of what people consider ""art."" He, his wife, and various men and women are the subjects of his shadowy monochromes in which sex, taboo, love, passion, and rebellion are the key themes. That he spent most of his life in opposition to his country's Communist government fueled his desire to bring out into the open what people refuse to recognize in themselves. His photographs attest to this noble struggle.