18 toukokuuta 2019

František Kupka at Ateneum




I wrote in March that in Helsinki at the Ateneum, part of the Finnish National Gallery there is a great retrospective exhibition of the Czech painter František Kupka (1871-1957). I visited the exhibition and found it absolutely fantastic! During his long career Kupka had so many different styles. I took plenty of photos, more can be found online of course. Before coming to the Ateneum, the exhibition was on display at the Grand Palais in Paris and the National Gallery in Prague.


Ateneum is a beautiful building from 1877 the style being neo-renessaince. 
On the facade there are reliefs, now covered by the Kupka poster. 
The staircase is beautiful with decorative iron railing.




There were big wall-high black and white photos of Kupka and his past exhibitions.









It was a wonderful art experience. If you have the possibility to see Kupka’s work 
in some art museum or exhibition, I am sure you’ll be impressed too.
I bought myself a book about Kupka so I can study his works and life.

❤︎❤︎❤︎

12 kommenttia:

  1. ...a beautiful building, inside and out!

    VastaaPoista
  2. I believe it was interesting...Unfortunately I did not have the possibility to visit.
    So thanks for sharing!
    Happy sunny Sunday!

    VastaaPoista
  3. Dear Riitta,
    thank you for show us this beautiful building and great impressions inside.
    Have a nice sunday,
    greetings moni

    VastaaPoista
  4. Las pinturas se ven preciosas. Un beso.

    VastaaPoista
  5. Riitta - how fascinating that he had so many styles. I am more accustomed to a painter focusing on one style. He clearly was a very talented man. Thanks for sharing his work, as well as the views of the museum itself, with Mosaic Monday!

    VastaaPoista
  6. What a variety of styles in his works. - Margy

    VastaaPoista
  7. I would so love to visit this interesting and beautiful exhibition. Amazing talent and as Angie says so diverse.
    Thanks Riitta for sharing this with us.
    Wren x

    VastaaPoista
  8. A very interesting museum and artist.

    VastaaPoista
  9. The Kupka exhibition looks very interesting. What a marvelous building the Ateneum is, full of light and architectural interest.

    VastaaPoista
  10. Great shots.
    Thanks for joining us at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2019/05/international-delights.html

    VastaaPoista

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