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Dancing Building, Prague, Europe by Frank Gehry
Bohemia [...][T]he phrase itself was derived from the name of the Czech province, erroneously considered the homeland of the Gypsies. The term has since become associated with various artistic communities and is used as a generalized adjective describing such people, environs, or situations. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bohemian
Often described as French, surrealism was in fact international from almost the earliest period, with an early Czech group. Some of the most significant surrealist theorists and the most radical of surrealist methods have hailed from countries other than France, the technique of cubomania, for example, was invented by Romanian surrealist Gherasim Luca. --http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surrealism
František Kupka (September 23, 1871 - June 24, 1957) was a Czech painter. He was born in Opocno in eastern Bohemia. He studied at the Prague Art Academy, Akademie der Bildenden Küste in Vienna, Académie Julian in Paris and the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris.
Kupka's contribution to the early phases of the abstract movement is increasingly being recognized.
In his earlier work, he shows a distinct symbolist/decadent inclination. [Jan 2006]
See also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frantisek_Kupka
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