Pokrajine (eng. Landscapes). Original color vernis-mou (soft-ground etching), 1971. Edition of E.A. (artist’s proof) 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. In this period of 70’s she worked intensively with the red color. The absence of people is characteristic for those paintings, which is a result of a haunting emptiness. Krašovec was interested only in color, what the color can give her and what she can do with it, because the red color is able to evoke a spectrum of emotions. The period of red paintings was a time of great love, but also a time of great pain, because of her mother’s death.