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Frank Kupka

Czech Republic (Opocno 1871 -  Puteaux 1957 ) Wikipedia® : Frank Kupka
KUPKA Frank Étude Pour Musique

Sotheby's /Feb 4, 2016
39,530.90 - 52,707.87
65,280.00

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Kupka Frantisek

 

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Frank Kupka - L'envolée Double

Frank Kupka - L'envolée Double

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Objektsbeskrivning FRANTISEK KUPKA Cesko/France 1871-1957 L'Envolée Double signed Kupka. Oil on canvas, 75 x 85 cm. Executed 1914-1919 . PROVENANCE Madame Georges Martinel-Kupka, Boulogne (the artist's step-daughter) Galerie Karl Flinker, Paris IngaBritt and Arne Lundberg, Gothenburg, Sweden . EXHIBITED Frank Kupka, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne 1967, catalogue No 99 (illustrated in colour in the exhibition catalogue) Frank Kupka, Museum des XX. Jahrhunderts, Wien, November - December 1967, catalogue No. 27 LITERATURE Vladimir Lekes: Frantisek Kupka - Catalogue Raisonné of Oil Paintings, Prague 2016, Catalogue No. 350, p. 533 (titled: L'Envolée / Take Off / Vzlet) . . Czech artist who is one of the most important painters of the last century, globally acclaimed, and one of the most significant leader characters - a pioneer in the field of abstract art. Together with Picabia, Kandinsky, Malevich, Mondrian, Robert and Sonia Delaunay, he paved the way for contemporary non-figurative art. . Kupka was born in Opocno (Eastern Bohemian) in the Austro-Hungarian Empire but spent his youth in the nearby Dobruska. He studied at the Prague School of Art in the period 1889-92. He was one of the most gifted pupils, winning the finest prizes and scholarships the school had to offer year after year. During this period, he concentrated on painting historical and patriotic motifs. At the age of 21, Kupka was accepted by the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, where he switched to a more symbolic and allegoric style of painting. It was around this time that he started to become more interested in theosophical and Eastern philosophy. In spring 1896, Kupka moved to Paris, where he spent a short time studying at the Académie Julian and subsequently with Jean-Pierre Laurens at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. His paintings during this period was a mixture of Art Nouveau, French symbolism and Eastern European decorative Arts. Kupka married a French widow, Eugénie Straub, and lived in Paris until his death. . Kupka worked as an illustrator, and became well-known in Paris for his satirical drawings that appeared in the daily papers. In 1906, he moved from Paris to the suburb of Puteaux and in the same year he exhibited for the first time at the Salon d'Automne. He was deeply impressed by the first Futuristic manifesto, which was published in Le Figaro in 1909, and triggered a variety of movements in his art. In around 1910-11 Kupka's works became increasingly abstract, as he continued to work on his theories of movement, colour and the link between music and painting. In fact, Kupka believed that painting should be as abstract as music, declaring: . "I believe I can find something between sight and hearing and I can produce a fugue in colours as Bach has done in music". . He participated in meetings organized by the Groupe de Puteaux (Section d'Or), a group of French artists and critics associated with Cubism and Orphism. In 1912 he participated with the group at an exhibition at the Salon des Indépendents, in what was known as the 'Cubist room'. Kupka exhibited his non-objective works - painted a few years earlier - for the first time at the Salon d'Automne in 1912. The paintings he chose to exhibit: Amorpha, fugue en deux couleurs and Amorpha, chromatique chaude created confusion and anger - but also stimulated a good deal of enthusiasm among visitors and critics alike. The paintings are considered to be the first non-figurative paintings to be exhibited in public in Paris. Following this exhibition, Kupka became loyal to abstract painting and, unlike a number of his contemporary colleagues, never reverted to figurative painting. His abstract art can be divided into two distinct phases: lyrical abundance and strict geometry. . By the outbreak of World War I he joined the French army and fought in the trenches alongside the French poet Blaise Cendrars. He was wounded and returned to Paris. After the war Kupka worked for a time in the French Department of Defense and taught students from the Prague Academy of Fine Arts. In the early 1930s, he was one of the founders of the Abstraction-Création group of artists. Kupka's great breakthrough did not come until 1958 - a year after his death - at the retrospective exhibition at the Musée d'Art Moderne in Paris. Following this exhibition, the museum devoted an entire room to several of the artist's most important works.
Frank Kupka - Amorpha

Frank Kupka - Amorpha

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Kupka František - Amorpha 1913 sign. LD Kupka v desce, PD 1913 v desce, PD pozůstalostní razítko barevná mědirytina 22 x 14 cm Literatura: - Frank Kupka 1871-1957, str. 144, obr. č. 93, vyd. Kunsthaus Zürich, 1997 - FRANTISEK KUPKA 1871-1957 A RETROSPECTIVE, str. 186, obr. č. 93, vyd. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum New York, 1975
Frank Kupka - Abstract Composition

Frank Kupka - Abstract Composition

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Lot 1325: FRANTISEK KUPKA (Czech, 1871-1957) ABSTRACT COMPOSITION. Description: Watercolor on paper. Housed under glass in a narrow gilt frame with linen mat. Signed lower center "Kupka" . Painting is accompanied by a black & white negative of the work labeled "Franz Kupka 1950" SIZE: 10" x 12". Overall: 16" x 18" PROVENANCE: Gribin Collection, with annotated note that this work was acquired from Jules Brassner CONDITION: Two tiny edge tears, one top right edge, the other upper left edge, otherwise very good 50321-1
Frank Kupka - Étude Pour Musique

Frank Kupka - Étude Pour Musique

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František Kupka 1871 - 1957 ÉTUDE POUR MUSIQUE signed Kupka (lower right) gouache on paper 30 by 32.4cm., 11 3/4 by 12 3/4 in. Executed in the 1930s. Authentication The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Pierre Brullé. Provenance Carl Laszlo, Basel Thence by descent to the present owner in 2013
Frank Kupka - Etude Pour Blanc Et Noir : Printemps Cosmique

Frank Kupka - Etude Pour Blanc Et Noir : Printemps Cosmique

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Frantisek KUPKA 1871 - 1957 ETUDE POUR BLANC ET NOIR : PRINTEMPS COSMIQUE Encre et gouache sur papier Signé et daté en bas au centre «Kupka» h: 13 w: 21,20 cm Provenance : Collection Christian de Rabaudy, Paris Vente Paris, Me Cornette de Saint Cyr, 23 novembre 2003, lot 184 Collection Roy et Mary Cullen, Houston Vente Londres, Sotheby's, 12 novembre 2014, lot 1 Collection particulière européenne Expositions : Houston, Museum of Fine Arts, Czech Avant-Garde Art and Modern Glass from the Roy and Mary Cullen Collection, novembre 2011 – mars 2012, n°3 Bibliographie : Houston, Museum of Fine Arts, Czech Avant-Garde Art and Modern Glass from the Roy and Mary Cullen Collection, novembre 2011 - mars 2012, n°3 Commentaire : L'authenticité de cette oeuvre a été confirmée par Monsieur Pierre Brullé. INK AND GOUACHE ON PAPER; SIGNED AND DATED LOWER CENTER
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