In the 1970s artists of the younger generation Juris Baklāns and Vija Maldupe caught attention with colouristically refined palette and sensitive depiction of everyday life that brought together the influence of French art and individual expression. The lives and art of both have progressed side by side, although each has used a distinct amplitude of subjects. J.Baklāns has entered art history as an outstanding master of urban landscape with his singular perception that Indulis Zariņš called “…a painter with absolute vision”. V.Maldupe worked with expressive and finely nuanced figural compositions, where nature plays both narrative and poetic–mythological meaning. The position of both artists in the history of Latvian art is to be seen as outstanding, evocative and unchanging in the face of time.
The exhibition is part of Mūkusala Art Salon's cycle of exhibitions “The Masters of the 2nd Half of the 20th Century”.
The exhibition presents works from the collections of the Mūkusala Art Salon and the family of Juris Baklāns and Vija Maldupe.
Curator: Diāna Barčevska