Males began his career as a painter while he was still a student in Prague, and he continued painting to the end of his life. In the twenties his monitypes were conceived like graphics, but in the beginning of thirties, when he visited a number of German cities, they began to change in character as his style in painting developed.
The Remembrance of Venice
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Miha Males is a painter of the harmony and elegance of life and also of abandonment to the impulse of the moment. He records particularly beautiful but transient things and creations (girls, flowers,landscapes). Before us he has unveiled his erotic world, religious, folkloristically and poetically transformed landscapes. Maless palette of motifs is surprisingly broad, he tries to paint everything which attracts him, but the main focus of his painting opus is on nudes, still-lifes and lanscapes (as the general rule he did not paint portraits). Despite the multitude of motifs which he painted, we must not forget that his paintings are only one part of his rich creative endeavours (he also produced graphics, illustrations, photographs, etc). In this he is one of the last of the universal artists in Slovenia, there is no other such universal artist in the Fourth Generation, to which he belonged, nor among the Independents, who were specialized with regard to motif, if nothing else. It is very characteristic of Males that his principles and natural courtesy led him to avoid the depiction of conflicts or drastic subjects.