The first comprehensive monograph about František Tkadlík, authored by Eva Petrová, was published more than half a century ago. Since then, Tkadlík, a prominent representative of Czech Neo-classical painting of the first half of the 19th century, has been acknowledged as a distinguished figure in the narrative of Czech and Central European fine arts. The book’s thematic chapters provide answers to questions regarding the importance of Tkadlík’s oeuvre in the development of modern art in the Czech lands, his views on the changing role of painting and his perceptions of the visual arts in general. The volume is accompanied by a catalogue of his works and an exhaustive bibliography, including other relevant informative material.
396 pages, 840 reproductions, Czech-English edition