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  • Replica of Fugue in Two Colors: Amorpha, 1912. (1946). Gouache, ink and pencil on paper.
  • Kupka Fugue In Two Colors

    1. 1. Frantisek Kupka The Fugue of Two Colors
    2. 2. Combining Movement with Music <ul><li>Frantisek Kupka (1871-1957) was one of the most influential Modern Czech painters </li></ul><ul><li>Contributed to the development of Abstract Art Movement </li></ul><ul><li>Studied in Prague, Vienna and Paris </li></ul><ul><li>Was puzzled with a dilemma of combining painting, which is a static medium of delivering a message and music, which is a dynamic medium that cannot be pictured as an image. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Fugue of Two Colors <ul><li>The idea of the Fugue of Two Colors is not completely abstract </li></ul><ul><li>On one side coming from – Movement of a ball of red and blue color </li></ul><ul><li>On the other – Listening to Music of Wagner </li></ul><ul><li>Many sketches have been made until the final masterpiece could be embedded on canvas with oil paint </li></ul>
    4. 4. Initial Draft with the Final Piece <ul><li>The world of movement contrasting the world of abstract thinking </li></ul>Amorpha: Fugue in Two Colors. (1912). Gouache and ink on paper Replica of Fugue in Two Colors: Amorpha, 1912. (1946). Gouache, ink and pencil on paper.
    5. 5. Initial Draft with the Final Piece <ul><li>What can be noted right away from those drafts? </li></ul><ul><li>What is similar to the initial draft? </li></ul><ul><li>What is different? </li></ul><ul><li>Which one is more appealing? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you notice the movement of the ball transforming into music? </li></ul>
    6. 6. Development Amorpha: Fugue in Two Colors. (1912). Gouache and ink on paper.
    7. 7. Second Draft of the Fugue <ul><li>What is different about it? </li></ul><ul><li>What makes you differentiate the two? </li></ul><ul><li>Why the lines are so thin in this draft? </li></ul>
    8. 8. The Costume of a Clown Amorpha: Fugue in Two Colors . (1912). Gouache and ink on paper
    9. 9. Third Draft of the Fugue <ul><li>Isn’t this draft more playful? More Life-like? </li></ul><ul><li>Can you hear the music, when you look at it? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the difference between the 2 nd and 3 rd drafts? </li></ul>
    10. 10. UNIVERSE Amorpha: Fugue in Two Colors . (1912). Gouache on paper
    11. 11. Fourth Draft of the Fugue <ul><li>Is the 4 th draft deeper than the 3 rd ? </li></ul><ul><li>If so, how is it expressed? </li></ul><ul><li>Which one is more appealing? Gives more freedom to the eyes? Gives more freedom to the thought? </li></ul>
    12. 12. Imagination Amorpha: Fugue in Two Colors . (1912). Gouache and ink on paper
    13. 13. Returning Back & Polishing What has changed? Any new techniques added?
    14. 14. Geometry of Circles and Ovals Amorpha: Fugue in Two Colors. (1912). Gouache and ink on paper
    15. 15. Reshaping Do the shapes of circles produce sounds? What are you hearing? Initial Draft 6 th Draft
    16. 16. Crater Amorpha: Fugue in Two Colors. (1912). Gouache and ink on paper
    17. 17. Upward Water Flow Amorpha: Fugue in Two Colors. (1912). Gouache and ink on paper
    18. 18. Three Players Chess Game Amorpha: Fugue in Two Colors. (1912). Gouache and ink on paper
    19. 19. immortem Replica of Fugue in Two Colors: Amorpha, 1912. (1946)
    20. 20. Conclusion <ul><li>Extraordinary image is hard to forget </li></ul><ul><li>Just like music… it is hard to hear it again, exactly the same way as for the first time </li></ul><ul><li>Kupka achieved a balance between the fine arts and performing arts – colors and movement coming to sound like a melody of his soul, in the Fugue of Two Colors: Shapeless. </li></ul>

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