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Baņuta Ancāne

Compiler Rita Šmagre-Žīgure

This catalogue for a solo exhibition by Baņuta Ancāne at the Riga Gallery (2003) includes a major retrospective of work by an artist known for her exquisite lithographs. The story of her life and art is supplemented with documentary photos.

Greek-inspired elements and pantheism, the personality cult and sfumato effects of the Renaissance, the phenomenon of Dutch still-life, intimacy of Romanticism and Goya’s visionarism, Mannerist exultation and expressive power of draping, Matisse- and Picasso- inspired elements all have been sublimed by Baņuta Ancāne delicately, neatly, still they remain naively, easily recognisable.

Rita Šmagre-Žīgure

Baņuta Ancāne

2003
In Latvian and English
Artist: Ģirts Muižnieks
48 pp., paperback, ISBN 9984-729-38-9

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