Abandoned (Opuštěná)

Opuštěná, author: SML

Jizera Mountains

Liberec, 460 14

It is hard to say whether the Moravian ceramist, sculptor and teacher, Jaroslav Podmol, would appreciate the present irony - his Abandoned has been abandoned twice due to its location on the city outskirts since 1967. It was not always so - in 1971 the statue of a woman was lying in Šaldovo Square.

Lying abstract female figures of rounded curves and angular shapes were highly popular and very common outdoor sculpture decorations. In spite of the fact that he was a creative solitary artist, Jaroslav Podmol, often turned to more civil, everyday, but only seemingly banal subjects; his work is really quite distinctive. 

A native of Soběchleby at Přerov, he studied sculpture at the School of Art (Škola umění) in Zlín. Then he continued at the Academy of Arts in Prague (VŠUP) under Bedřich Štefan and Jan Kavan. From 1953 he worked in the West Bohemian Ceramic Factory (Západočeské keramické závody) in Horní Bříza. At that time, his most popular sculpture of Přeštice pigs came into being. From 1959 to 1969 he led ceramic smelter, Centre for Artistic Crafts (Ústředí uměleckých řemesel), in Štěchovice. From 1969 to 1985, he taught at the Ceramics School in Bechyně. 

Sculptor: Jaroslav Podmol
Date of birth and passing: 16 September 1925 – 6 January 1995
Year: 1967
Material: ceramics
Size: 170 × 75 × 50 cm
Location: In a green area at the crossroad of Květnová revoluce and Jižní Street in front of a slab-shaped blocks No. 319, 320, 321-XIII

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