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Oskar Kokoschka (1886 – 1980)

Austrian artist and poet of Czech origin, best known for his intense expressionistic portraits and landscapes.
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Oskar Kokoschka
How do I define a work of art.It is not an asset...but a man's timid attempt to repeat the miracle that the simplest peasant girl is capable of..magically producing life out of nothing.
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Open your eyes at last and I will open the book of the world for you,there are no words in it,just pictures
The awareness of imagery is part of living..a life which derives its power from within itself will focus on the perception ...of images

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I cannot say why I wanted to paint.The only answer is in the pictures themselves.
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I painted a double portrait of Alma Mahler and myself...these litho graphs will always contrast to all the contemporary art of the period.. a myth,a created symbol heavy with the meeting,begetting and parting.
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My painting (The Tempest or Bride of the Wind)shows me with the woman I once a shipwreck in mid-ocean.We look very strong and calm in our expressions.
Oskar Kokoschka
My plays are not diadactic..they simply express my attitude to my world
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