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Jonaš Martin

     
     

Jonaš Martin (Serbia)

1924-1996

  He was born in Kovačica in 1924. He began doing painting in 1944.
He painted villagers doing everyday chores in the field, in their homes or yards, weaving baskets, feeding poultry or having rest, sleeping under a tree or talking with neighbours at the gate. These scenes have a cheerful, humorous touch, often with eroticism as an invisible but necessary element. Blue colour of Slovak houses and interiors, yellow and orange sunflowers, corncobs and pumpkins, the green of plain and redness of sun imbued his landscapes and entwined the depicted figures. Non-proportional individuals singled out in the foreground, simple stroke without details and the colourings of Slovak folklore are the characteristics of the recognizable style of Martin Jonaš.
 
         
         
  Jonaš Martin - Dovecot  
Jonaš Martin - Going to Market Jonaš Martin - Party on Name-day Jonaš Martin - Dovecot Jonaš Martin - Tanner Jonaš Martin - Sleeping
         
Going to Market, 1963,

oil on canvas,
39,5x59cm

Party on Name-day, 1964,

oil on canvas,
49,5x99,5cm

Dovecot, 1967,
oil on canvas,

118x49cm

Tanner, 1977,

oil on canvas,
66x66cm

Sleeping, 1981,

oil on canvas,

55x39cm

 
  Dovecot, 1967,
oil on canvas, 118x49cm
     
         
         
 
 
 
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