Josef Šíma, Untitled (detail)

Josef Sima / Josef Šíma

Abstract Art, Modern Art

November 24, 2013

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.