František Kupka was one of the great pioneers of abstract art at the beginning of the 20th Century. His work was first met with rejection of conventional representation.
This very unusual exhibition traces his early works including works for the press and then continues until the post-war era.
In the late 19th and early 20th century, he created several graphic works for the press in different countries. He referred to this as his “bread and butter”. These works made him famous in Paris and also in his home country of Austria.
Colors convey emotions and then become dynamic and eventually outweighing the subject and focusing on colors.
Kupka, in 1919 began a series that he called “Shapes and structures of colors”. The geometrical language eliminates the boundaries between visible and invisible.
Crowds stand in line to view this exhibition which is at the Grand Palais until July 30, 2018. It is interesting to see how his work evolved over time.
This exhibition has been organized by the Réunion des Musées Nationaux-Grand Palais in partnership with the Centre Pompidou, Paris, the Národní Galerie v Praze, Prague, and the Ateneum Art Museum, Helsii.
Jane Rosenstein is a U.S. citizen living in Paris, France. She is a professional translator/interpreter. She is the owner of The International Connection which does international marketing consultation including sales of wine, interpretation, and translation. She enjoys the cultural life that living in Paris offers and has talents in organizing events. She speaks English, French, and Spanish.
She has a B.S. degree in mathematics from University of Pittsburgh and an M.B.A. degree from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA.