The great French-Czech painter František Kupka (1871-1957) is considered, alongside Kandinsky, Mondrian, Delaunay, Picabia and Léger, as one of the pioneers of abstract art.
After its symbolist beginnings, the following years were marked by works conceived as manifestos of an art in full evolution.
In 1912, Amorpha-Fugue in two colours and Amorpha-Chromatique chaude were the first two totally non-figurative works presented to the Parisian public.
After the Great War, the artist deepened his research, faithful to registers already explored such as the "language of verticals" or inventing others such as the cosmic and organic worlds characteristic of Cosmic Spring or the Tales of pistils and stamens.
It develops an unprecedented richness of forms as well as a cycle around the forms of colors.
At the end of the 1920s, Kupka's work changed and offered an exploration of the mechanical world, linked to a new questioning of painting. Coming after this effusion of colours and syncopated rhythms, the period of the early thirties is marked by a search for balance. His painting takes a more austere turn, before it renews with the vertical and diagonal planes, associating them in a new way with the circular forms or with the "tiny planes" at the origin of the "C Series".
After the Second World War, Kupka, recognized as a guardian figure of non-figurative art, deepens or simplifies a few motifs that are close to his heart and introduces a new luminous vibration into the world of art.
The more the more the shapes, the more the animated. This ultimate work testifies to the artist's ever-lively ability to renew himself.
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- 12,5 × 17,5 × 1,2 cm
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- Grand Palais
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- Broché sans Rabat
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- Mars 2018
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- FLAMMARION SA