Portrait of a Japanese Female

Richard Fremund

Richard Fremund - Portrait of a Japanese Female
In the 1950s, Fremund was considered one of the most talented young Czech artists. He co-founded the art group Máj, and his energetic, artistically confident work met the ideas of the Czech cultural scene with respect to modernity. Fremund embraced non-intellectual painting based on a spontaneous expression, a sense of clearly executed lines and bright primary colours. He sought inspiration in the works of Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. This prominent artist brought into Czech paintings an uncommon straightforwardness. Whereas in later years he became eclectically dependent on his models and at times reached the subtle limits of kitsch, his early works dating from the mid-1950s, which include this Portrait of Japanese Female, demonstrate Fremund´s true artistic qualities.
measurements: height 70 cm
width 55,5 cm
material: canvas
technique: oil
inventory number: O 13938
gallery collection: Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art