Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Art Review - "The Yellow Scale" by František Kupka

For today's #MuseumTourTuesday, I'd like to share one of my favorite paintings that Kimberly and I encountered on our visit to The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston last week.

Czech artist František Kupka's self-portrait is known for its exploration of yellow, but I am struck more by the expressive and fluid brushwork. The paint becomes a character, just as important as the artist's own depiction. Kupka's earlier works featured a much more academic approach, but his paintings continued to evolve, and he went on to become one of the founders of the abstract art movement in the early 20th century.
"The Yellow Scale" • František Kupka • Oil on Canvas • c. 1907 • 31" x 29 1/4"

Painting photo by Saunders Fine Arts.
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