Far from current trends, the painter and graphic artist Zoran Music (1909 - 2005), a native of Slovenia, created an oeuvre that is as moving as it is unusual and that evokes in radical manner a reflection on the inner essence. Music was represented at the Biennale in Venice as well as the documenta and received numerous international awards, including the Prix de Paris. With 68 works from the Swiss Collection of Gabriele e Anna Braglia, this volume presents a representative insight into Music's oeuvre, which is characterised by frugal means and concentration on a mere handful of subjects: the gaunt landscapes of Dalmatia and Italy, bright and luminous vedute of his elective home town of Venice and dark, shadowy pictures of people. Music's art was formed by his experiences in Dachau concentration camp, "this great lesson" through which he "discovered the truth". In 1970-1975 he transformed the experiences he underwent there in his famous series "We Are Not the Last", a universal witness to human tragedy.
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