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Kupka, František (François Frank) [Czech, 1871-1957] 











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Kupka, František (François Frank) [Czech, 1871-1957]

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  Kupka, František (François Frank) [Czech, 1871-1957]

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Title:  Amorpha, Warm Chromatics
Artist:  Kupka, Frantisek (Francois Frank) [Czech, 1871-1957]
Year:  1912
Dimensions:  105 x 105 cm
Where:  The Czech Museum of Fine Arts, Meda Mladek Collection, Prague

The first comprehensive pictorial manifestations of Kupka's credo were revealed in Amorpha, Fugue in Two Colors, and Amorpha, Warm Chromatic, both shown at the 1912 Salon d'Automne; they were the first entirely abstract compositions he exhibited. The Amorpha paintings introduce three themes essential to Kupka's oeuvre that reveal the multiplicity of his interests and aspirations: the pictorial analysis of movement and the fascination with rhythm, the attraction to music as a non-figurative art form, and the imagery of astronomy and the cosmos. (For more information, see this PDF file.)

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