Bohumil Kubista
(1884 - 1918) was a Czech painter and art critic, one of the founders of Czech modern painting. He studied at the School of Applied Arts in Prague, but left in 1906 to study at the Reale Istituto di Belle Arti in Florence. He, Emil Filla, Antonin Prochezka, and five others founded Osma (The Eight), an Expressionist-oriented group of artists. Kubišta came to his individual expression gradually, at first he was influenced by the work of Vincent van Gogh and Paul Cezanne. He educated himself in in philosophy and optics, and studied colour and the geometrical construction of painting. Kubišta, like several other Czech artists of his generation, was strongly affected by the 1905 Edvard Munch exhibition in Prague. Together with Emil Filla he established the artistic group Osma in 1907. He worked in an Expressionist style until 1910, and exchanged ideas with German painters in Die Bre - ke. He also developed visual ideas learned from the work of Cezanne. His later style (approximately from 1911) was strongly influenced by cubism and expressionism. Expressionist elements, particularly his use of color but also his subject matter, immediately distinguish Kubištaes cubist work from that of founding Paris Cubists Picasso and Braque. He studied color theory, analyzing the harmonic and compositional principles of painters such as El Greco, Eugene Delacroix, Vincent van Gogh, and Edvard Munch. He also paid close attention to mathematical and geometric principles. Around 1911, he became acquainted with Jan Zrzavý and the artistic group Sursum. He died prematurely during the global 1918 flu pandemic which ravaged Europe after the First World War.

 

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Bohumil Kubista Portrait of a Man oil painting   

Painting ID::  82865
Bohumil Kubista
Portrait of a Man
Date 1911(1911) Medium Oil on canvas Dimensions 66 x 52 cm (26 x 20.5 in) cjr

   
   
     

 

 

Bohumil Kubista Smoker oil painting   

Painting ID::  82877
Bohumil Kubista
Smoker
Date 1910(1910) Medium Oil on canvas Dimensions 69 x 51.2 cm (27.2 x 20.2 in) cjr

   
   
     

 

 

Bohumil Kubista The Raising of Lazarus oil painting   

Painting ID::  90908
Bohumil Kubista
The Raising of Lazarus
Oil, canvas Dimensions 163,5 x 126,5 cm cyf

   
   
     

 

 

Bohumil Kubista Fakir Taming Snakes oil painting   

Painting ID::  96338
Bohumil Kubista
Fakir Taming Snakes
1915(1915) Medium oil on canvas Dimensions 36.7 X 48.8 cm cyf

   
   
     

 

 

Bohumil Kubista Portrait of a Man oil painting   

Painting ID::  96341
Bohumil Kubista
Portrait of a Man
1911(1911) Medium oil on canvas Dimensions 66 X 52 cm cyf

   
   
     

 

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Bohumil Kubista
(1884 - 1918) was a Czech painter and art critic, one of the founders of Czech modern painting. He studied at the School of Applied Arts in Prague, but left in 1906 to study at the Reale Istituto di Belle Arti in Florence. He, Emil Filla, Antonin Prochezka, and five others founded Osma (The Eight), an Expressionist-oriented group of artists. Kubišta came to his individual expression gradually, at first he was influenced by the work of Vincent van Gogh and Paul Cezanne. He educated himself in in philosophy and optics, and studied colour and the geometrical construction of painting. Kubišta, like several other Czech artists of his generation, was strongly affected by the 1905 Edvard Munch exhibition in Prague. Together with Emil Filla he established the artistic group Osma in 1907. He worked in an Expressionist style until 1910, and exchanged ideas with German painters in Die Bre - ke. He also developed visual ideas learned from the work of Cezanne. His later style (approximately from 1911) was strongly influenced by cubism and expressionism. Expressionist elements, particularly his use of color but also his subject matter, immediately distinguish Kubištaes cubist work from that of founding Paris Cubists Picasso and Braque. He studied color theory, analyzing the harmonic and compositional principles of painters such as El Greco, Eugene Delacroix, Vincent van Gogh, and Edvard Munch. He also paid close attention to mathematical and geometric principles. Around 1911, he became acquainted with Jan Zrzavý and the artistic group Sursum. He died prematurely during the global 1918 flu pandemic which ravaged Europe after the First World War.