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THEATER – YUGOSLAV BOOK DESIGN: Za vozom boginje Talije. Spomini potujočega igralca


[Behind a Chariot of the Goddess Thalia. Memoires of a Travelling Actor]

8°. 111 pp., with a full-size portrait and black and white illustrations within text, original yellow
wrappers with illustrated cover (wrappers slightly stained and with minor foxing, internally with
minor staining and tiny tears on the inner side of the portrait, otherwise in good condition).

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An autobiography of a theatre actor and comedian who was especially popular between the two wars in Trieste and Ljubljana, featuring an attractive cover design by the academic painter Mirko
Šubic (1900-1976). The well-composed image, based upon a stenciled draft, represents the Greek goddess Thalia, who presided over comedy, and a small figure of a man in the background,  chasing
the chariot.
The academic painter Mirko Šubic came from a family of known artists and painters. He studied painting at the Munich Art Academy under Franz von Stuck and Carl Johann Becker-
Gundahl; in Prague under Vlaho Bukovac, Jakub Obrovský and Vojtech Hynais; and in Dresden with professors Ferdinand Dorsch in Max Feldbauer. He was known as an illustrator and painter, notably as a restorer of frescos.
We could only find one example outside of Slovenian libraries (Columbia University, New York). References: OCLC 29271296. Šubic, Mirko (1900–1976). Slovenska biografija. Slovenska
akademija znanosti in umetnosti, Znanstvenoraziskovalni center SAZU, 2013.http://www.slovenska-biografija.si/oseba/sbi674378/#slovenski-biografski-leksikon (15. avgust

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