Paintings show Czech artist’s transition to abstract expressionism
Bohemian-born artist František Kupka was one of the key figures in the development of abstract expressionism. But he began in the 1890s by painting portraits and historical themes, as was common at that era.
František Kupka from the Lilli Lonngren Anders Collection
When: To April 12
Where: Museum Kampa
The new exhibition as Museum Kampa called František Kupka from the Lilli Lonngren Anders Collection has works mainly from his transitional period.
Museum Kampa acquired 44 items from that collection in 2011, with many of the works coming from the years around 1910. The exhibition has works from the Lonngren Anders Collection complemented by works from the museum’s main collection of holdings from Jan and Meda Mládek.
One of the key works on display is a 1906 picture of Kupka’s stepdaughter Andrée. The portrait depicts a young woman in shades of pink, gray and green standing in an