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Niklāvs Strunke
Никлав Струнке
Presented by
Bank of Latvia
Nominal value
5 euro
Silver 925°
Production quality
Paulis Liepa (graphic design), Ivars Drulle (plaster model)
UAB Lietuvos monetų kalykla (Lithuania)
Description of obverse and reverse
Obverse: A representation of a fragment of the painting "Pašportrets ar lelli" (Self-Portrait with a Doll; 1921) by Niklāvs Strunke is featured in the centre of the coin with two frostings of different intensity. The inscription "NIKLĀVS STRUNKE", arranged in a semicircle, is at the bottom on the left, with the year 2019 and the inscription "LATVIJA" placed to the right. 

Reverse: The painting "Cilvēks, kas ieiet istabā" (Man Entering a Room; 1927) is depicted with three frostings of different intensity. The inscription "5 EURO", arranged in a semicircle, is at the bottom on the right.
A brief annotation
Niklāvs Strunke (1894–1966), Latvian painter, graphic artist and stage designer, was born in Gostynin in Poland and passed away in Rome. Niklāvs Strunke had firmly established himself as one of the most original Latvian modernists by the time Latvia declared its independence. In the mid-1920s, he introduced cubism in his paintings as well as his graphic designs of books and stage designs, featuring, in varying proportions, constructive geometric and illusory painting techniques. This was the time of high creativity and experimentation as the elements of cubism were increasingly influenced by constructivism, futurism and suprematism as well as Art Deco, 13th–15th century Italian paintings, Eastern miniature paintings and Latvian ethnographic heritage.
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№ 2 (59) 2022
№ 2 (59) 2022
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