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Alfred Kubin


Born
in Leitmeritz (Böhmen), Czech Republic
April 10, 1877

Died
August 20, 1959

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Kubin was born in Bohemia in the town of Leitmeritz, Austro-Hungarian Empire (now Litoměřice). From 1892 to 1896, he was apprenticed to the landscape photographer Alois Beer, although he learned little.[1] In 1896, he attempted suicide on his mother's grave, and his short stint in the Austrian army the following year ended with a nervous breakdown.[1] In 1898, Kubin began a period of artistic study at a private academy run by the painter Ludwig Schmitt-Reutte, before enrolling at the Munich Academy in 1899, without finishing his studies there. In Munich, Kubin discovered the works of Odilon Redon, Edvard Munch, James Ensor, Henry de Groux, and Félicien Rops. He was profoundly affected by the prints of Max Klinger, and later recounted: "Here ...more

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“The demiurge is a hybrid”
Alfred Kubin, The Other Side

“Yaşayanların dünyasına döndüğümde tanrımın sadece yarısının hüküm sürdüğünü keşfettim. Büyük ya da küçük olsun her şeyi, yaşam isteyen bir muhalifle paylaşması gerekiyordu. İtme ve çekim kuvvetleri, dünyanın iki kutbu ve akımları, mevsimlerin değişimi, gündüz ve gece, siyah ve beyaz - bunların hepsi birer savaştır.
Gerçek cehennem, bu karşıtlığın kendi içimizde de olmasıdır. Aşk bile 'dışkı ile idrar arasına' odaklanmıştır. Yüce olan, gülünç olana alaya ve ironiye yenik düşebilir.”
Alfred Kubin, Other Side

“Acaso el último y verdadero sentido de la creación del artista consista en extender un velo sobre el sinsentido de la vida.”
Alfred Kubin, De mi vida. Desde la mesa del dibujante y otros escritos

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