Zeke produced a series of oil on paper paintings which seemed to study the effects of gravity and balance on settling rocks.  The results are these serendipitous arrangements with great stability and calm yet infused with the feeling that it could have turned out differently. It was drawn from the imagination. When compared to the other rock drawing in this exhibit which was drawn in the open air, one has to question, which is more abstract? What is abstraction? Abstraction was well established while Zeke was still a student. He left us one example from the Art Student’s League. I think that the wide acceptance of abstraction is a characteristic of Modernism. -JZ

"First abstract class with Vaclav Vytlacil"  1939   7 x 6 inches

“First abstract class with Vaclav Vytlacil”
1939 7 x 6 inches

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