Emanuel Ranný’s place in the history of fine arts is based on his contribution to the field of graphic arts. Particularly his drypoints explored the hitherto unknown or unused ways, in which their maker gained admiration of his contemporaries, recognition in professional cricles, and international renown. He was able to create an inimitable form in them, he evidently changed the way of working, perhaps formed a style, but he clearly pushed the limits of that field further on. All this was so distinct that a question necessarily has to be asked: what role is played by this activity in his life, focused on such valuable creativity.

Bohuslav Mikulášek, Gallery Malovaný dům, Třebíč 2005

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