Ateneum Art Museum

22.2.2019–19.5.2019

 Admission with Museum Card
Exhibition

František Kupka

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This retrospective of the painter, who enjoyed a long career in Paris, will enable viewers to explore the history of Western art: the stage-wise transition from traditional portraiture towards abstract expression. Kupka’s art has been described as “modern poetry of colour”. This major international exhibition covers the artist’s entire career, from the 1890s to the 1950s.

Kupka was endlessly curious about the world, science and holistic human development. In his youth, the artist worked as a psychic in order to finance his art studies. In his powerful and almost psychedelic works, Kupka applied Newton’s theory of colour as well as music theory: you can sense rhythm and movement in the paintings.

Colourful spatial visions and living organisms recur in Kupka’s works across different decades. The multi-faceted work of the artist, whose career spanned seven decades, also features symbolist pieces, illustrations for anarchist magazines, spatial colour compositions, speed-driven futurism and “machine romanticism”. Between the 1930s and 1950s, Kupka’s paintings became more minimalist, turning into mathematically exact, spatial colour compositions.

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Museum contact details

Ateneum Art Museum
Kaivokatu 2, Helsinki

0294 500 401

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Admission fees

Admission with Museum Card
Admission with Museum Card

17/15/0 €

Payment methods

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Opening hours

Mon Closed
Tue 10:00-18:00
Wed 10:00-20:00
Thu 10:00-20:00
Fri 10:00-18:00
Sat 10:00-17:00
Sun 10:00-17:00

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