Nov 18, 2005

Four Stories in Black and White: Title Page

Four Stories in Black and White: Title Page


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Frantisek Kupka

(Czech, 1871–1957)


Support: Wove paper

Sheet: 33.1 x 25 cm (13 1/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 2001.143.2

Edition: 300 (100 numbered 1-100 signed by the artist, with extra suite of first state woodcuts; 200 numbered 101-300)

Impression: 207



Although Czech, Kupka worked primarily in France. Motivated by Wassily Kandinsky's daring abstract works of 1910, Kupka began to evolve his own form of non-objective art. Four Stories in Black and White demonstrates his style, which incorporates both lyrical curvilinear forms and strong architectonic geometrical elements.

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PR - Woodcut
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