Frantisek Kupka’s Nature Scenes

I’ve been playing Artle, the National Gallery of Art’s online artist guessing game. Half the fun is discovering artists I’ve never heard of, like Frantisek Kupka. His early nature paintings seem supernaturally alive with energy.

Watercolor and pencil drawing in pale colors of deer, squirrel, bird, and snake among trees.

Animals in the Forest, from the National Gallery of Art

Oil painting of dark vertical trunks and dappled light on leafy bushes below.

Wood Interior

Oil painting of large, blooming chestnut tree in flower garden.

Chestnut Tree in Blossom

Geometrically abstract vertical shapes of tree trunks in deep black, blue, and green

Study in Verticals


~ by lolarusa on January 28, 2023.

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