Easter 2013: Folk Themes in the Work of Ludovit Fulla stamp from Slovakia

March 2nd, 2013

The Slovak post Pofis issued a stamp to celebrate Easter 2013. The stamp is based on the folk art of Ludovit Fulla, one of the most distinctive figures of Slovak fine art of the 20th century. In his works, he combined methods inspired by avant-garde painting, folk art, childlike expression, icons and medieval art in an unusual manner.

This resulted in a formation of original fine art language which was characterized by a synthesis of rational constructive structural character of a shape with bright emotional colorfulness. Folk art, which was termed as "Fulla's mother tongue" by one of art critics, represented one of the important, indeed life-giving sources of his works.