Josef Šíma

Josef Šíma - Landscape
Josef Šíma is a distinctive figure of Czech surrealism since he spent most of his artistic career in France as an ambassador of Czech art. At the turn of the 1920s and 1930s, Šíma and the poets René Daumal, Roger Gilbert-Lecomt, and Roger Vailland founded a group Le Grand Jeu (Big Game) where Šíma developed his specific style of non-figurative painting with his typical brightening and distinctive mystical touch. Landscape is a good example of that period – archetypal shapes levitating in space evoke a woman-landscape painting, giving an immaterial impression as if they were not real objects but rather images anchored in our subconscious mind.
measurements: height 106 cm
width 304 cm
in collections:
material: canvas
technique: tempera
inventory number: O 12872
gallery collection: Collection of 19th Century Art and Classical Modernism
licence: copyrighted work

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