Josef Šíma, Untitled (detail)

Josef Sima /   Josef Šíma

Czech Republic 1891 - 1971

Abstract Art, Modern Art

Josef Sima
Josef Šíma
Male
Czech Republic
1891
November 24, 2013
Ok, I know it's so damn corny to quote somebody just to describe yourself, let alone Confucius, but this quote says all about my relationship with Widewalls, so forgive me for doing this: Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. Am I forgiven?

Josef Šíma was a renowned Czech painter, an important figure of modern European art. His sources of inspiration spanned from sensual experience, through civil themes, geometric abstraction, imaginative seeking of archetypes of nature, things and human existence pictured as crystals, cosmic egg and female torsos to fascination by landscapes and mythology, until he finally united all these elements and made a synthesis of them in cosmic visions and symbols of human destiny.