Jaroslav Kral and Antonin Prochazka in Spilberk Castle

by Brad on October 22, 2015

During a recent visit to the Czech Republic I visited the modern art exhibition at Spilberk Castle in Brno. The majority of the paintings were from Jaroslav Kral (1883-1942) and Antonin Prochazka (1882-1945), two painters born in the city, who were working on the borders between expressionism, cubism and naive art. Not much is available about them online and in English.  Until I can find more, I’ll let the paintings below speak for themselves.

Jaroslav Kral

Jaroslav Kral died in 1942 in Auschwitz. His work is reminiscent of early cubism and Diego Rivera.

Jaroslav Kral

Jaroslav Kral

Jaroslav Kral

Jaroslav Kral

Antonin Prochazka

Died in 1945. Reminds me of Henri Rousseau, though he claimed more inspiration from Edvard Munch.

Antonin Prochazka

Antonin Prochazka

Linka Prochazka

Linka Prochazka was Antoin’s Wife. Died in 1960. The below painting was the only one by her in the gallery, I can’t find anything else about her. The composition of the dress here is incredible.

Linka Prochazka

 

 

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