Forms of laughter

We cordially invite you to the Artoteka Gallery within the Municipal Library in Bratislava for a lecture by Ján Kralovič on humor and caricature in Czechoslovak illustration.

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  • Galéria Artoteka

    • Municipal library in Bratislava, Kapucínska 334/1, 811 03 Bratislava, Slovensko


  • Wednesday March 13, 2024, at 5:30 p.m.

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Humor and caricature in Czechoslovak illustration

Cartoon humor and caricature are creative means that are often marginalized and not in the center of interest of art history. The 60s of the 20th century brought a significant rise of the genre with abundant use in magazines and book illustrations. The lecture will focus on the topic of humor and caricature in the Czechoslovak book and magazine production of the chosen decade and will also present the variable formal features that accompanied cartoon humor: distinctive drawing stylization, fondness for absurdity and nonsense poetics, the motif of collage and photomontage. The presentation accompanied by visual material will focus on the work of selected authors (Bohumil Štěpán, Igor Kostka, Vlastimil Herold, Viktor Kubal and others), as well as the creative group of caricaturists (Polylegran).



  • Supported with public funds through Slovak arts council
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