The art of Frantisek Kobliha, 1877–1962

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Untitled.

Another unfamiliar name, Frantisek Kobliha was a Czech Symbolist whose output includes a great deal of monochrome work in a variety of media: woodcuts, lithographs and the like. This may explain why he doesn’t make the larger Symbolist studies despite the quality of his work. Among his series of prints there’s that Symbolist perennial, the Temptation of St Anthony.

These examples may be found at larger size here (slow to load but many pages) and here. Thanks to Thom for the tip!

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Untitled.

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May (1911).

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Night on the River (1912).

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Untitled, from the series Tales and Legends (1916).

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Moonlit night (1925).

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Falling Star (1925).

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The Temptation of St Anthony (1925).

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Fantasy of Moonlit Nights (Black Swan) (1944).

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Fantasy of Moonlit Nights (Burning Houses) (1944).

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