The exhibition consists of a core of about 50 paintings and 80 drawings and graphic works from the collection of the Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris.

Kupka is viewed as one of the fathers of abstract art and can be mentioned in one breath with Kandinsky, Mondrian, and Balla. And yet the artist from Prague followed a rather unconventional path to abstraction. Beginnings in Symbolism led him, following Cubist experiments, to esoteric positions before a method wholly founded in painterly thinking asserted itself. Today his varied work still stimulates painterly positions whose intentions focus on existential dimensions beyond the immanent questions of painting.

The works presented show the development of Kupka´s abstract oeuvre and at the same time give an insight into the methods with which he pursued his picture finding. Additional works from private collections will be shown, augmenting certain groups of work in his oeuvre. The exhibition was developed together with the Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris, and taken over by the Fondation de l´Hermitage, Lausanne.

More pictures to this exhibition

  • František Kupka
    Exhibition view Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Photo: Markus Tretter © Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
  • František Kupka
    Exhibition view Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Photo: Markus Tretter © Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
  • František Kupka
    Exhibition view Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Photo: Markus Tretter © Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
  • František Kupka
    Exhibition view Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Photo: Markus Tretter © Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
  • František Kupka
    Exhibition view Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Photo: Markus Tretter © Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
  • Opening
  • Thu, 27.3.2003
    18.00
  • Thu 27.3.

    Opening

    Frantisek Kupka
  • Sat 5.4.

    Art on Suturday

    "Kupka: Sehen Sie selbst"
    "Gemeinsame Bildbetrachtung, Einführung in seine Gedankenwelt und Zeichnen und Malen nach Kupka"
  • Sun 6.4.

    Families

    family sunday
    for children from 5 up to 10 years and their (grand)parents
  • Sun 13.4.

    Families

    family sunday
    for children from 5 up to 10 years and their (grand)parents
  • Thu 15.5.

    Lecture

    Kupka - the other reality
    by Ludmila Vachtova, Autorin
  • Sun 18.5.

    Families

    family sunday
    for children from 5 up to 10 years and their (grand)parents
  • Thu 22.5.

    Lecture

    \"Kupka - Der Vordenker\"
    by Noemi Smolik
  • Sun 25.5.

    Families

    family sunday
    for children from 5 up to 10 years and their (grand)parents
  • Mon 9.6.

    Finissage

    \"Dem Auge ein Fest. Über die Farbe in der Malerei\"
    by Uwe Wieczorek, curator Hilti Art Foundation