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The Central European Modern Art Collection During the 1960s she made a series of trips to Czechoslovakia and other Central and East European countries, including Poland, Hungary and Yugoslavia. During these trips, she visited many artists, purchasing paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints to add to her growing collection.
Zdeněk Sýkora biographical notes with exhibitions (choice ) 1920 born 3 February in Louny, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic) 1945–1947 studies art education and descriptive geometry at Charles University, Prague 1947 appointed lecturer in the Art Education Department, Faculty of Education, Charles University, Prague 1944–1958 first period of painting, initially Surrealist and Cubist, subsequently open-air landscapes
Zdenìk Sýkora - Line no.50, 1988, oil on canvas, 200x200 cm The turning point in your work was "Grey Structure," 1962-63. What gave you the idea for it?
By Tomáš Vlček For the Post Known for abstract painting and his pioneering use of computers, Zdeněk Sýkora died of natural causes July 12 at the age of 91. Now with artwork on display at some of contemporary art's most high-profile venues, including the Centre Pompidou in Paris and Vienna's Museum of Modern Art (MUMOK), Sýkora came from humble beginnings in the town of Louny, west Bohemia, where he was born, lived all his life and died. For all of the 1950s, Sýkora traveled with his easel through the countryside near his home, trying to capture his feelings from nature through painting.
The nature that Sýkora originally abandoned in his paintings returned in the endless organic tissue of relations between structural elements. This vitality is derived from the joint activity of the systematic and the random. by Apr 2