my acquaintance with Dusanka's paintings widened and deepened,
two properties of them impressed themselves ever more clearly
upon my mind – two properties which do not often appear in
juxtaposition, and even less often when, as in Dusanka's case,
they stick together as tightly as the two sides of the
On the one hand, her paintings exhibit a sensitivity which is
intensely feminine. (I would not know any other word but
'feminine' for it.) It expresses itself in the way in which
she depicts her subjects; quite clearly, understandably
enough, when the subjects include human figures. On the other
hand, she paints with a vitality and dynamism which, being
both remarkably robust, enrapture and transport the viewer.
They are noticeable in her touch, the movement which she is
able to capture in her strokes as well as the force and the
wide range of her coulours.
A sophisticated painting-'animal'; that is an unusual
phenomenon! Her paintings directly address the viewer; they
are not intended for spectators who, fearful to assist at the
actual painting process, prefer to ignore it and look only at
the result, at a nicely painted image.