Par (eng. Couple). Original color silkscreen, 1972. Edition of 20 signed and numbered impressions on Arches paper.
Metka Krašovec is one of the most important painters in contemporary Slovenian art. Her imagination and sensibility are manifested through fantasy images, creatures, landscapes and atmospheres with big interest in beauty. The essential thread for poetry of her painting is the search for beauty as an absolute ideal to which we can come close to, but can not quite reach. She quotes Matisse: “The artist has but one idea. He is born with it and spends a lifetime developing it and making it breathe.”, and for her, this idea is finding harmony in her duality of extreme precision and openness and joy. This is a depiction with intense contrasting colors. The couple have elongated forms as well as trees, which makes them fade into the picture. They hug each other and they seem to merge into one anthropomorphic form.