Frantisek Kupka, Tango and Plundered Czech art

I love this work. There feels to be Munch in it. Kupka (1871-1957) was an artist from Czechoslovakia. More below.


Kupka was supported by Jindrich Waldes, who collected his work. Waldes’ collection was confiscated first by the Nazis, who deemed abstraction decadent, and later by the Communists, who declared his work “an example of imperialist ideology and cosmopolitan nihilism that is harmful to the people.” The Communists took 300 of Kupka’s works from Walles to hang in the National Gallery. Most were returned to the Waldes family, but not the major ones, until 1997.

About kinneret

Hello, and welcome. I'm writing this blog under an alias. Why an alias? I started to write what may be described as an "American Gothic" novel (sort of Henry James/ Franz Kafka with violence) with some autobiographical details. ..when I started this blog I just decided to use the alias. This blog is about art and art history, but my interests also include literature, film analysis, psychology, forensic psychology, faerie tale analysis, cognitive therapy, cognitive linguistics, classical theater, World War II, and Russian and British history. My favorite writers include Kafka, the Brontes, and Philip K Dick. Thank you for reading this blog and I will happily reply to any comments.
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