Lot 80
František Srp (1895 - 1943) BATHING

Oil on canvas
50 x 65 cm (h x w)
Signed: Signed lower right: "Fr. Srp 1930"

Starting price
25 000 CZK
   |   980 €
Price realized
25 000 CZK
   |   980 €
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In Bathing painter František Srp exquisitely expresses his sense of color and spatial composition. Full expression is given to rhythm of color and form, with chords of blue, pink, and lighter skin tones. The painter creates an unusual poetic vision, surrounded in harmonious composition with bold planes. The recumbent nudes of the Three Graces, encircled by trees and a lake in the background, personify the sensuality, vitality and joy of sun-kissed nature.

Painter, printmaker, landscape, figure and portrait artist František Srp studied at the School of Applied Arts in Prague in 1914-1916 under professors Emanuel Dítě a František Kysela. He continued his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague under Professor Maximilián Pirner, graduating in 1919. From 1924 he taught at a secondary school in Bučovice. He was a member of the Union of Fine Artists in Brno and Aleš Union of Fine Artists in Moravia.