The oscillation typical in her art between various creative and expressive forms also holds true to a certain degree for the artistic nature of the works exhibited in the Rudolfinum.
In the cycles Huddling (Schoulení), Feet (Nohy) and Hands (Ruce) she newly develops her original version of frottages or drawings using pastels or pure powder pigments applied to lightweight calligraphy paper directly by palms or fingers.
On drawings from the Heads series, accentuating the medium of the line, she applied a dry powder pigment using a short stick (as in the works of Matisse in his later years). The silent and concentrated messages of the works, which, with a few exceptions, have never before been exhibited, comprise the latest chapter in the important mission of an artist whose work represents one of the essential components of Czech art of the latter half of the twentieth century.
Exhibition project of Galerie Rudolfinum and Kampa Museum:
Adriena Šimotová – Revelations (2008–2010)
7.4. – 19.6.2011, small gallery
Adriena Šimotová – A Minor Glance Back: Perforations, Frottages 1975–91
25.2.—25.4.2011more about branch )