INTRODUCTION: The International Exhibition of Graphics Arts is being held in Ljubljana for the fourteenth time.
GV EXTERIOR Exhibition hall and sign
GV INTERIOR People looking at paintings
CU Black and white sketch by Jiri Anderle which won first prize (3 shots)
CU People look at exhibits
CUs Three pictures by Zoran Music, who won Prize of Honour (4 shots)
CU Paintings by French artist Paul Rebeyrolle (2 shots)
CU People look at paintings
CUs Prize winning pictures by Japanese artist Shoichi Ida (4 shots)
CUs More pictures by Shoichi with award certificate (4 shots)
CU Two pictures by Itupel Sato of Japan (2 shots)
CU Man looking at paintings
CU Picture of girls by Chinese artist Chen Mian
CU Picture by Thai painter Pichal Kunkelsuntorn and people looking at paintings (2 shots)
CU Pictures by Thai artist Thepsakdi Thongnopkoon (2 shots)
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Background: INTRODUCTION: The International Exhibition of Graphics Arts is being held in Ljubljana for the fourteenth time. This is the oldest and largest exhibition of its kind in the world.
SYNOPSIS: The exhibition in the the civic centre in Ljubljana attracted exhibits from all across the world -- a comprehensive array of the modern art such as is being produced by artists in the 1980's.
Over-all winner in the estimation of the judges was Jiri Anderle of Czechoslovakia, with three pictures with a soldier as the central character.
Local art lovers were pleased to find Yugoslav artist Zoran Music among the other prizewinners. Without doubt, his pictures fulfilled the object of the exhibition, namely to show characteristic works in the latest graphic style and painted since 1979.
Another international prize winner was the Frenchman Paul Rebeyrolle. A Parisian whom is borh painter and sculptor, this artist has previously won several European prizes.
Among the exhibits which drew much interested comment from the public were the Japanese painting. One of the most boldly imaginative artists from Japan on view at Ljubljana was Shoichi Ida. This artist learned the craft in Japan and later studied in the United States.
Ida had previously won prizes at exhibitions in Brazil, Poland and Britain and is widely regarded as being among the foremost of the new wave of Japanese artists. Here in the Ljubljana exhibition, Ida was again among the prize winners.
Another of the Japanese exhibitors was Itupel Sato, who again drew critical praise for the striking imagery of the paintings on view.
There was more traditional styles for the exhibition crowds in the work of the Chinese painter, Chen Mian.
From the South-East Asian school of painting came the Tai artist Pichal Kunkelsuntorn...and another was Thepsakdi Thongnopkoon. Both these talented artists are representative of the wide scope of the Ljubljana exhibition of the world's best modern art.