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      • ATTR VACLAV SPALA MODERN CZECH BATHING OIL PAINTING
        Mar. 31, 2024

        ATTR VACLAV SPALA MODERN CZECH BATHING OIL PAINTING

        Est: $100 - $150

        Attributed to Vaclav Spala, Czech, 1885 to 1946, oil painting on board depicting a bathing scene with three nude woman, 1929. Signed and dated, lower left. Framed. Vaclav Spala is known for Cubo Expressionist painting, graphic design, illustration. Vaclav Spala was a Czech painter, graphic designer and illustrator. He studied at Prague Academy. He exhibited his work with Stubborn group. At the beginning of his career his work was influenced by Fauvism, later by Cubism. Vaclav Spala ranks among the greatest phenomena of Czech modern art. One of a kind artwork.

        Antique Arena Inc
      • Václav SPALA (1885-1946) early expressionist floral still life 1915,
        Dec. 09, 2023

        Václav SPALA (1885-1946) early expressionist floral still life 1915,

        Est: €300 -

        Watercolor/paper, monogrammed and dated t VS (19)15 on the right, Czech painter, graphic artist and illustrator born 1885 Zlunice - 1946 Prague, visible dimensions height 32.5 cm x width 21.5 cm, glazed frame 47.5 x 38 .5cm

        Antikauktion Krefeld
      • VÁCLAV ŠPÁLA 1885 - 1946 - LANDSCAPE WITH POPLARS
        Dec. 07, 2023

        VÁCLAV ŠPÁLA 1885 - 1946 - LANDSCAPE WITH POPLARS

        Est: -

        Landscape with poplars is an original, extremely typical, melodically sensitive landscape painting by Václav Špála. In search of a striking and immediately effective expression, Špála did not hesitate to apply the principles of post-cubist shape deformation and reduce color to two or three contrasting tones, without denying his basic relationship to natural reality. Technique: coloured linocut, paper, Signed: sign. lower right: V Špála 36

        Arthouse Hejtmánek
      • Spala Vaclav (CZECH, 1885-1946) - Lily of the Valley in a Pitcher
        Nov. 27, 2023

        Spala Vaclav (CZECH, 1885-1946) - Lily of the Valley in a Pitcher

        Est: -

        Lily of the Valley in a Pitcher Provenance: M. Souček, Brno (collector's stamp on the back). Literature: The work is listed as number ((1267)) in the catalog.

        Einszwei Gallery
      • SPÁLA, VACLAV: Stillleben mit Blumen in Vase.
        Nov. 10, 2023

        SPÁLA, VACLAV: Stillleben mit Blumen in Vase.

        Est: CHF19,000 - CHF28,000

        SPÁLA, VACLAV (Zlunice 1885 - 1946 Prag) : Stillleben mit Blumen in Vase; Öl auf Leinwand; 50,5x38 cm; sig. u. dat. (19)41 u.r.

        Dobiaschofsky Auktionen AG
      • Václav Spála Flowers in the jug (Kytky ve dzbánu). 1929
        Jun. 29, 2023

        Václav Spála Flowers in the jug (Kytky ve dzbánu). 1929

        Est: €30,000 - €50,000

        Václav Spála 1885 Zlunice - 1946 Prag Flowers in the jug (Kytky ve dzbánu). 1929 Signed and dated "VSpála 29" lower left. Work number 432 , inscription "Rottenberg" in pencil, fragments of an exhibition label on the stretcher verso. Oil auf canvas. 82 x 66 cm. Framed (98 x 82 cm). Nicht nur in seiner Heimat gilt Vaclav Spala als einer der bedeutendsten Künstler der tschechischen Avantgarde. Das vorliegende Gemälde zeigt ein für den Künstler ganz typisches Stillleben mit Blumen in einem einfachen volkstümlichen Krug vor blauem Grund. Der zunächst durch die Fauvisten und später Kubisten geprägte Maler beschäftigt sich seit 1923 vorrangig mit Stillleben und der Landschaftsmalerei. Zu erwähnen ist, dass Blumen schon immer eine besondere Rolle für Spala spielten, so findet man diese Vorliebe schon in frühen Skizzenbüchern. Während er in den Jahren 1923 - 1926 eine vorwiegend "grüne Phase" durchläuft, etabliert er ab 1927 die Farbe blau in seinen Werken. Sie wird fortan sein Markenzeichen und so spricht man bald vom typischen "Spála-Blau". Werkverzeichnis: Burget/Musil 432 (ohne Abb.) Frau Rea Michalová hat die Arbeit mündlich bestätigt. Ein schriftliches Gutachten kann in Auftrag gegeben werden. provenance: acquired from Rottenberg (art dealer). Since then owned by a South German family Literatur: V. Spála, Soupis díla, published by Nadace Karla Svolinského a Vlasty Kubátové, Prague, 2002, page 62 We would like to thank Rea Michalová for her kind support during the scientific work

        Neumeister
      • Václav SPALA (1885-1946) Le port de Marseille,1926
        Apr. 29, 2023

        Václav SPALA (1885-1946) Le port de Marseille,1926

        Est: €3,000 - €5,000

        Václav SPALA (1885-1946) Le port de Marseille,1926 Aquarelle sur papier, signée, datée et située en bas à droite 56 x 61 cm

        Louiza Auktion & Associés
      • Václav SPALA (1885-1946) Le port de Marseille,1926
        Dec. 10, 2022

        Václav SPALA (1885-1946) Le port de Marseille,1926

        Est: €3,000 - €5,000

        Václav SPALA (1885-1946) Le port de Marseille,1926 Aquarelle sur papier, signée, datée et située en bas à droite 56 x 61 cm

        Louiza Auktion & Associés
      • VÁCLAV ŠPÁLA 1885 - 1946 - A BOUQUET IN A VASE
        Dec. 08, 2022

        VÁCLAV ŠPÁLA 1885 - 1946 - A BOUQUET IN A VASE

        Est: -

        Václav Špála's watercolour bears clear signs of his work, which are characteristic of the artist in terms of subject matter and colouring. It is executed with bravura and confidence. Václav Špála created it for Karel Novák, a winemaker who owned a wine bar near the Týn Cathedral, which was popular with painters and poets alike, who left a memento in the visitors' book as a souvenir. Signed: Signed lower right: V Špála 17/12 44-

        Arthouse Hejtmánek
      • VÁCLAV ŠPÁLA 1885 - 1946 - BOUQUET NEAR SÁZAVA RIVER BEFORE STORM
        Dec. 08, 2022

        VÁCLAV ŠPÁLA 1885 - 1946 - BOUQUET NEAR SÁZAVA RIVER BEFORE STORM

        Est: -

        From the expert opinion of PhDr. Rea Michalová Ph.D.: "The submitted work "Bouquet on the Sázava before the storm" is an original, high-quality, dazzlingly vitalistic and motif-typical work by Václav Špála, a member of the progressive-oriented Group of Visual Artists, the Tvrdošijní group, a member and later chairman of SVU Mánes, one of the most prominent representatives of the Czech artistic avant-garde. Václav Špála painted the considered painting "Bouquet on Sázava before the storm" in a happy and successful period, when he was fifty years old. The flowers, depicted as a central motif in the considered painting, symbolized to Václav Špála beauty, freshness, brightness and well-being of life. Focusing on this seemingly simple subject resulted quite naturally from his intense interest in nature. In one of his reflections, he confessed how he is inspired again and again by the summer landscape, fragrant flowers in a vase or still life with fruit, how he emotionally experiences color and connects it with memory and music. It was a powerful wave of vitalism on which his entire work was carried and which also fully "The bouquet on Sázava before the storm" permeates the painting. Technique: Oil on canvas, Signed: Lower right "V Špála 35"

        Arthouse Hejtmánek
      • VÁCLAV ŠPÁLA 1885 - 1946 - A HOMELAND
        Dec. 08, 2022

        VÁCLAV ŠPÁLA 1885 - 1946 - A HOMELAND

        Est: -

        Regarding women motifs, we can talk about Špála's favorite subject with an experimental cubist form and accented color as central expressive elements. The reduction of color to three basic colors - red, blue and white and their shades creates a unique Orphic chord - the elemental basis of Špála's idyllic view of the world. Technique: Ink, watercolour on paper, Signed: Bottom right "V Špála 08"; verso: V. V. Špála / Home / 77

        Arthouse Hejtmánek
      • Václav Špála
        Nov. 29, 2022

        Václav Špála

        Est: €50,000 - €70,000

        (Žlunice 1885–1946 Prague) Chvat₧ruby (se zdí, v₧tší, husy), 1923, signed with monogram and dated, oil on canvas, 57 x 73 cm, framed Provenance: Private Collection, Czech Republic Literature: Burget E., Musil R., Václav Špála: soupis díla (1885–1946), Prague, 2002, p. 44, no. 68 (without ill.) The work is listed in author´s own catalogue raisonné under the number 68. Chvat₧ruby is a village located north of Prague on the Moldau river. Václav Špála is one of the major Czech modern artists. He was a member of most of the important Czech avantgard artistic groups formed in the first two decades of the 20th century – the groups Osma, Skupina výtvarných umělců and Tvrdošíjní. From the beginning of the 1920´s, he searched for the motifs for his paintings nearby Prague. In 1921 and 1922, he painted in Veltrusy and Ouholice, in 1923, in Kralupy and in Chvatěruby lying on the right bank of river Moldau, not far from Kralupy. There are two different artistic views being combine in his work of that time – the cubist which was about to end and the new way of seeing the landscape introducing his green period. It is quite obvious that the cubist feeling was still very strong in his means of expression, but the chosen motif already indicates his future artistic steps. Bildcredit: From; Hrady, zámky a tvrze na starých pohlednicích I - Střední Čechy, Beginning 20th century.

        Dorotheum
      • Charles Bridge, Prague
        Nov. 29, 2022

        Charles Bridge, Prague

        Est: €60,000 - €80,000

        Property from a Private Collection Václav Špála Czech 1885 - 1946 Charles Bridge, Prague signed and dated V. Spala 14 lower right oil on board Unframed: 51 by 67cm., 20 by 26½in Framed: 68 by 84cm., 26¾ by 33in. The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Dr. Řeháková. Bid on Sotheby's

        Sotheby's
      • ... valley - Václav Špála (1885–1946)
        Jun. 19, 2022

        ... valley - Václav Špála (1885–1946)

        Est: -

        LD title of the work by the author (partly under the mount), RD V Spála 20

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      • In the morning in the village - Václav Špála (1885–1946)
        Jun. 19, 2022

        In the morning in the village - Václav Špála (1885–1946)

        Est: -

        professional expertise PhDr. Rea Michalová, Ph.D., LD VŠpála 05

        1. Art Consulting
      • VÁCLAV ŠPÁLA 1885 - 1946 - FLOODED BEROUNKA RIVER
        Dec. 14, 2021

        VÁCLAV ŠPÁLA 1885 - 1946 - FLOODED BEROUNKA RIVER

        Est: -

        Flooded Berounka river, is an original, exceedingly typical, melodic landscape painting by Václav Špála, one of the foremost exponents of the Czech avant-garde movement and a member of the Group of Fine Artists, the Tvrdošíjní (“Stubborn Ones”) art group, and Mánes Union of Fine Artists. His painting was direct and vibrant, expressing sensual urgency. … From the very outset his Fauvist inclinations set him apart from his colleagues in the Osma group, whose work was oriented more towards Expressionism. Špála’s paintings always uniquely reflected a sense of immediacy and unrestrained joy from the painting process, as well as an essential sense for order, a feeling for pure color tone, and emancipation from agonizing existential questions. Through his new interpretation of the landscape and still lifes with flowers or fruits, Václav Špála became the main exponent of Bohemian painters’ affinity for the sensual hedonism of the ‘Golden’ Twenties. In his search for a striking, immediately potent expression, Špála did not hesitate to apply the principles of Post-Cubist deformation of form and to reduce the colors to two or three contrasting tones without denying his elementary relationship to the real natural world. His 'green period' lasted from 1923 to 1926, followed by his blue period in 1927–1930, when he painted in shades of aquamarine and Prussian blue, although this color retained its heraldic significance in his work until the end of his life. Špála’s hymn to nature is exemplarily reflected in his landscape paintings, which he approached with a sense of monumentality. One such painting is Flooded Berounka river, an enchanting specimen from Špála’s famed 'green period' that, in line with the period movements of the 1920s, marked a peak in his renewed contact with the reality of the seen world. Karel Teige aptly called Václav Špála a 'lyricist of nature … a broadcaster of the sun and life' intoxicated from the colors of joy. The most characteristic and most coherent group from this vitalist direction in terms of expression are his paintings from the area around Srbsko, a village on the Berounka River that the artist painted in 1925–1926. The painting was executed face-to-face with nature, en plein air. This particular painting is an unusually pure and generous and Špála masterfully captured the majesty of the cliffs, the smoothly flowing river, and the lush vegetation surrounding the meander under an azure summer sky. It is the fascinating visual rhythm of land, sky, and water, transformed in the natural order of the painting. The expert opinion of PhDr. Rea Michalová Ph.D. is included. Technique: Oil on canvas, Signed: Lower right " V Špála 25“

        Arthouse Hejtmánek
      • Vaclav SPALA (1885-1946) Le vieux port de Marseille,
        Mar. 20, 2021

        Vaclav SPALA (1885-1946) Le vieux port de Marseille,

        Est: €3,000 - €5,000

        Vaclav SPALA (1885-1946) Le vieux port de Marseille, 1926 Aquarelle sur papier, signée en bas à droite, datée et située. 50,5 x 66,7 cm (à vue) The old harbor of Marseille, 1926 Watercolor on paper, signed on the bottom right, dated and located. 50.5 x 66.7 cm

        Louiza Auktion & Associés
      • VÁCLAV ŠPÁLA 1885 - 1946 - LAUNDRESS - A WINDOW DESIGN
        Dec. 10, 2020

        VÁCLAV ŠPÁLA 1885 - 1946 - LAUNDRESS - A WINDOW DESIGN

        Est: -

        For the motifs of laundresses, we can talk about Václav Špála's unique work with a cubist form and accented color as the central expressive elements. The Cubist abbreviation introduces the crystalline movement of the mass of the female body and landscape elements, water and rocks, dynamizes the image into the movement of colored surfaces. The reduction of color to three basic colors - red, blue and white and their shades creates a unique orphic chord - the elemental basis of Špála's idyllic view of the world. On the back described by the author: Pradlena, Design for a window, V. Špála 1920, rewritten by the author on 1922. Technique: Pencil, watercolour, paper

        Arthouse Hejtmánek
      • Václav Špála - Peonies
        Nov. 29, 2020

        Václav Špála - Peonies

        Est: Kč800,000 - Kč1,200,000

        oil on canvas, dated 1929, Signed lower left

        Galerie KODL
      • Václav Špála - Bouquet with Buttercups (double-sided painting)
        Nov. 29, 2020

        Václav Špála - Bouquet with Buttercups (double-sided painting)

        Est: Kč1,300,000 - Kč1,800,000

        oil on canvas, dated 1928, Signed lower left

        Galerie KODL
      • Václav Špála - Bouquet in a Jug
        Nov. 29, 2020

        Václav Špála - Bouquet in a Jug

        Est: Kč1,300,000 - Kč1,800,000

        oil on canvas, dated 1938, Signed lower right

        Galerie KODL
      • Václav Špála - Harvest
        Nov. 29, 2020

        Václav Špála - Harvest

        Est: Kč2,500,000 - Kč3,500,000

        oil on canvas, dated 1928, Signed lower right

        Galerie KODL
      • BOUQUET BESIDE OTAVA RIVER
        Jul. 07, 2020

        BOUQUET BESIDE OTAVA RIVER

        Est: -

        As PhDr. Rea Michalová, PhD explains in her expert assessment: "Artwork „Bouquet beside Otava river“ is original, representative and exceptionally sensually pleasant piece by Václav Špála, one of the most significant performer of Czech artistic avantgarde and who is also among of our most popular classics." He created an unmistakable artistic style fed by cubist, fauvist and expressionist tradition with hard brush strokes and a vivid and very specific colour palette reduced to just a few striking tones. Dark blue became such a characteristic part of his paintings that later it received an adjective after his name. In his search for a striking, immediately potent expression, Špála did not hesitate to apply the principles of Post-Cubist deformation of form and to reduce the colors to two or three contrasting tones without denying his elementary relationship to the real natural world. His 'green period' lasted from 1923 to 1926, followed by his blue period in 1927–1930, when he painted in shades of aquamarine and Prussian blue, although this color retained its heraldic significance in his work until the end of his life. Even in his early sketchbook we can find words foreshadowing one of his dominant topics in future: "Beautiful flowers of the Earth! Flower is my joy - joy to my eyes, reconciliation of my heart. In all its beauty, in full uplift it looks up to the sun, to blue skies. Both with greens and blue sky it plays with its own joyful beauty of colours, pollen, full bloom. Flower is a silent beauty, raising up as a sphynx reflecting your soul." Just blooming tulips, daisies and irises have attracted painter's sharpened senses. Porcelain jug with folk decor from Štěchovice, carrying a crown of fully blooming flowers, is placed on a table with carpathian blanket. Author's typical arrangement is present as an abstract yellow note in background finding a "visual rhyme" in the bouquet. "Bouquet beside Otava river" is a masterpiece of Václav Špála with a message of "mysterious germination of life" which fascinated the author to the point where his rendering of "scentful world of flowers" was brought to perfection. The attractiveness of the work is further enhanced by the fact that is housed in a period frame. Technique: Oil on canvas

        Arthouse Hejtmánek
      • VACLAV ŠPÁLA
        Jul. 03, 2020

        VACLAV ŠPÁLA

        Est: CHF30,000 - CHF50,000

        VACLAV ŠPÁLA (Zlunice 1885–1946 Prague) Skála a řeka (rock and river). 1942. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated lower left: VSpala 42. On the reverse on the stretcher with the inventory number: (1523). 38.5 × 50.5 cm. The work is listed in the catalogue raisonné of the artist under number 1523. Provenance: Swiss private collection. The Czech-born painter and illustrator Vaclav Špála is one of the most important artists of the Czech avant-garde. Špála studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague and in 1905 visited the stimulating exhibition of Edvard Munch in the Manes Gallery. The gallery additionally showed paintings by the Fauvists and the Cubists, which had a strong influence on Špála's work. In 1911 he became a co-founder of the Group of Fine Artists and in 1918 the artist group Tvrdošíjní (The Stubborn Ones). Špála painted in his typical style from 1920 onwards. At first influenced by the Fauvists, his late work is strongly informed by Cubism. Simply contoured spaces are rendered in broad strokes of colour. Also very distinctive is the selection of colours — reduced almost exclusively to blue, red and white. After 1923 Špála mainly focused on still lifes and landscape painting. The work presented here is one of the artist's late works and shows a view of a river near Berounka and Otava with a striking cliff. This locality is depicted in several paintings by Špála from the 1930s onwards and must have been a favourite subject of his. Vaclav Špála is one of the classics of Czech painting, without whom no collection of Czech Modernism would be complete and whose work has also taken its place in international discourse. As Prof. Matějček described Špála's work: “[…] the artist speaks to us through his canvases. His mature work, whose origin is regional and bears witness to the vital language of his people, has established itself within the international art world” (translated from German). --------------- VACLAV SPÁLA (Zlunice 1885–1946 Prag) Skála a řeka (Felsen und Fluss). 1942. Öl auf Leinwand. Unten links signiert und datiert: VSpala 42. Verso auf dem Keilrahmen mit Inventarnummer: (1523). 38,5 × 50,5 cm. Das Gemälde wird im Werkverzeichnis des Künstlers unter der Nummer 1523 aufgeführt. Provenienz: Schweizer Privatsammlung. Der in der Tschechei geborene Maler und Illustrator Vaclav Špála ist einer der bedeutendsten Künstler der tschechischen Avantgarde. Špála studiert an der Akademie der Künste in Prag und besucht 1905 in der Galerie Manes die anregende Ausstellung zu Edvard Munch. Daneben werden auch Gemälde der Fauvisten und der Kubisten gezeigt, die einen starken Einfluss auf Špálas Werk haben werden. 1911 wird er Mitbegründer der Gruppe der bildenden Künste und 1918 der Künstlergruppe Tvrdošíjní (Die Sturen). Ab 1920 malt Špála in seinem typischen Stil. Zuerst beeinflusst von den Fauvisten, ist sein Spätwerk in der Form stark vom Kubismus geprägt. Einfach konturierte Räume gibt er mit breiten Farbstrichen wieder. Auch die Farbwahl ist bei Špála sehr markant und fast ausschliesslich auf Blau, Rot und Weiss reduziert. Nach 1923 konzentriert sich Špála hauptsächlich auf das Stillleben und die Landschaftsmalerei. Das vorliegende Werk ist zum Spätwerk des Künstlers zu zählen und zeigt die Ansicht eines Flusses in der Nähe von Berounka und Otava sowie einen markanten Felsen. Die Ortschaft dort wird von Špála in mehreren Gemälden, bereits ab den 1930er-Jahren dargestellt und muss ihm ein beliebtes Sujet gewesen sein. Vaclav Špála zählt zu den Klassikern der tschechischen Malerei, ohne den keine Sammlung der tschechischen Moderne vollständig wäre, hat aber auch im internationalen Diskurs seinen Platz eingenommen. So schreibr Prof. Matějček über die Arbeit von Špála: " … der Künstler spricht über seine Leinwände zu uns. Sein gereiftes Werk, dessen Ursprung regional ist und von der Sprache seines Volkes zeugt, hat sich innerhalb der internationalen Kunstwelt durchgesetzt." (übersetz aus dem Tschechischen).

        Koller Auctions
      • BATHING
        Dec. 10, 2019

        BATHING

        Est: -

        As explained in the expert assessment by PhDr. Rea Michalová, PhD: “Bathing is an original, absolutely exclusive, High Cubist work by Václav Špála, one of the foremost exponents of the Czech avant-garde movement and a member of | the Group of Fine Artists, the Tvrdošíjní (“Stubborn Ones”) art group, and Mánes Union of Fine Artists, and an artist whose work ranks among the proven classics of Czech painting, without whom no collection of Czech modern art would be complete. The painting represents an exceptional collector’s piece from the most valuable period in Špála’s career, when his work corresponded with the contemporary level of European painting. One can find a number of major figures in the international art world who were like-minded in their interpretations of certain themes. These include the aforementioned Fauvism, the Orphism of Robert Delaunay and Jacques Villon, the expressive colour of Die Brücke and, later, Der blaue Reiter… Špála’s creative composition of the painting places him on par with these artists| what is perhaps even more interesting is that the Czech artist was remarkable for his intuitive, exquisite painterly expression, which he mastered like very few others. 'This painting depicts one of Špála’s key pre-war and (briefly) post-war themes: bathing. Links with this motif reach |back to Renoir’s enchanted testament to reflections of light on pink skin, Cézanne’s structure, Derain’s balance of color and form, and to period Czech poetry (including Stanislav Kostka Neumann and Josef Hora), which metaphorize analogous ideas and feelings. Bathing can be described as a unique work by Špála featuring Cubist form and color accents as central elements of expression. He presents Cubist symbolism in the crystalline movement of material of the female body and landscape elements, water and cliffs, adding dynamics to the motion of the fields of color. 'The reduction of color to three main tones – red, blue, white and shades thereof – create a compelling Orphic accord and vibrant basis for Špála’s idyllic view of the world. In his bold, 'full' |brush strokes and in the organic unity of the figure and the landscape, the artist thoroughly applies the principle of the rhythm of color and form. Distinctly canorous in character, it is this for which Špála is acclaimed.' Exhibited at: National Artist Václav Špála: Posthumous Exhibition, Mánes Union of Fine Artists, Prague, September – November 1947, cat. no. 51a. Václav Špála: Catalogue Raisonné, Prague 2002, fig. 27, 28. Reproduced in: Václav Špála, Mezi avantgardou a živobytím [Václav Špála, Between Avant-Garde and Livelihood], National Gallery in Prague, 2005, fig. 145.

        Arthouse Hejtmánek
      • Špála - Still life with apples
        Dec. 01, 2019

        Špála - Still life with apples

        Est: Kč250,000 - Kč300,000

        oil on canvas, dated 1933

        Galerie KODL
      • Špála - Bouquet
        Dec. 01, 2019

        Špála - Bouquet

        Est: Kč800,000 - Kč1,200,000

        oil on canvas, dated 1924

        Galerie KODL
      • Špála - Bouquet of flowers in a painted jug
        Dec. 01, 2019

        Špála - Bouquet of flowers in a painted jug

        Est: Kč500,000 - Kč700,000

        oil on canvas, dated 1943

        Galerie KODL
      • Špála - Spa Sliač
        Dec. 01, 2019

        Špála - Spa Sliač

        Est: Kč1,300,000 - Kč1,700,000

        oil on canvas, dated 1937

        Galerie KODL
      • Špála - Bouquet of roses
        Dec. 01, 2019

        Špála - Bouquet of roses

        Est: Kč1,500,000 - Kč2,000,000

        comb. (oil and tempera) on cardboard, dated 1916

        Galerie KODL
      • Špála - Peonies
        Dec. 01, 2019

        Špála - Peonies

        Est: Kč1,400,000 - Kč1,800,000

        oil on canvas, dated 1938

        Galerie KODL
      • Špála - Nebava valley near Sobotka
        Dec. 01, 2019

        Špála - Nebava valley near Sobotka

        Est: Kč2,500,000 - Kč3,500,000

        oil on cardboard, dated 1911

        Galerie KODL
      • Špála - The Berounka river
        Dec. 01, 2019

        Špála - The Berounka river

        Est: Kč5,000,000 - Kč8,000,000

        oil on canvas, dated 1925

        Galerie KODL
      • THE BEROUNKA RIVER AND HILLS
        Jun. 06, 2019

        THE BEROUNKA RIVER AND HILLS

        Est: -

        As PhDr. Rea Michalová, PhD explains in her expert assessment, “The painting under assessment, The Berounka River and Hills, is an original, exceedingly typical, melodic landscape painting by Václav Špála, one of the foremost exponents of the Czech avant-garde movement and a member of | the Group of Fine Artists, the Tvrdošíjní (“Stubborn Ones”) art group, and Mánes Union of Fine Artists. His painting was direct and vibrant, expressing sensual urgency. … From the very outset his Fauvist inclinations set him apart from his colleagues in the Osma group, whose work was oriented more towards Expressionism. |Špála’s paintings always uniquely reflected a sense of immediacy and unrestrained joy from the painting process, as well as an essential sense for order, a feeling for pure color tone, and emancipation from agonizing existential questions. Through his new interpretation of the landscape and still lifes with flowers or fruits, Václav Špála became the main exponent of Bohemian painters’ affinity for the sensual hedonism of the ‘Golden’ Twenties. In his search for a striking, immediately potent expression, Špála did not hesitate to apply the principles of Post-Cubist deformation of form and to reduce the colors to two or three contrasting tones without denying his elementary relationship to the real natural world. His 'green period' lasted from 1923 to 1926, followed by his blue period in 1927–1930, when he painted in shades of aquamarine and Prussian blue, although this color retained its heraldic significance in his work until the end of his life. Špála’s hymn to nature is exemplarily reflected in his landscape paintings, which he approached with a sense of monumentality. One such painting is The Berounka River and Hills, an enchanting specimen from Špála’s famed | 'green period' |that, in line with the period movements of the 1920s, marked a peak in his renewed contact with the reality of the seen world. Karel Teige aptly called Václav Špála a 'lyricist of nature … a broadcaster of the sun and life' intoxicated from the colors of joy. The most characteristic and most coherent group from this vitalist direction in terms of expression are his paintings from the area around Srbsko, a village on the Berounka River that the artist painted in 1925–1926. The painting was executed face-to-face with nature, en plein air. The Berounka River and Hills is an unusually pure and generous painting in which Špála masterfully captured the majesty of the cliffs, the smoothly flowing river, and the lush vegetation surrounding the meander under an azure summer sky. It is the fascinating visual rhythm of land, sky, and water, transformed in the natural order of the painting. (…) 'In the painting under assessment, the artist achieved an entirely original modification of the principles of Fauvist painting. The style uses the compelling rhythm of aggregate forms, defined by pure color which Špála treats as an element, interacting through its intrinsic, immanent light qualities| it is not the medium of light seen in Impressionism, where objects dissolve and vaporize. |In this colorful arche he intentionally leaves traces of his masterful brushwork. The precise, succinct yet curt expression with the brush is the thread connecting the deep harmony of his senses with the power of natural phenomena. 'The Berounka River and Hills gives beautiful voice to Špála’s distinctive creative testimony, which rests in the inimitable synthesis of 'high' |avant-garde expression with the 'humble', but all the more so passionate world of Home.'

        Arthouse Hejtmánek
      • AN EGG-SHAPED BOX
        Jun. 06, 2019

        AN EGG-SHAPED BOX

        Est: -

        An identical box is in the collections of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, inv. no. 15 059 (purchased at Artěl). References: |Artěl, Umění pro všední den 1908-1935, Jiří Froněk, Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, p. 218, IV. 30| Vondráčková 1968, p. 81, fig. 232| Adlerová 1983, p. 23, fig. 6| Tschechische Kunst 1988, cat.no. 566, pp. 382-383| Bohemian Glass 1994, cat.no. 158| Horneková 1998, p. 76. Karel Herain published the same box with various geometric patterns based on Václav |Špála's designs in an article titled 'Nové české sklo' (New Czech Glass) in |Drobné |umění in 1922.

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      • AT PORT
        Jun. 06, 2019

        AT PORT

        Est: -

        This niche in the port, captured with fresh strokes and using minimal means of expression and colors, predominantly blues, reds and ochres, testifies to Václav Špála’s great sensitivity as a painter. In this sketch he portrays a sunny day on the Mediterranean coast, which he liked to visit during his many sojourns through Southern Europe. The lazily swaying boats and sea bear the lessons of Cubism and Fauvism, while the mountains in the distance refer to one of the greatest figures in modern painting, Paul Cézanne. Cézanne’s segmentation of matter, composition of the picture, and sense of color provided a lifetime of inspiration to Špála. More than other painters, he favored personal experience and |never completed |his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts. He was a member of many important art associations and groups, especially Osma and Tvrdošíjní (“Stubborn Ones”), with whom he exhibited.

        Arthouse Hejtmánek
      • Václav Špála - Flowers
        May. 26, 2019

        Václav Špála - Flowers

        Est: Kč1,000,000 - Kč1,500,000

        oil on canvas, dated 1931, 74 x 55 cm

        Galerie KODL
      • Václav Špála - Still life with fruits
        May. 26, 2019

        Václav Špála - Still life with fruits

        Est: Kč1,600,000 - Kč2,200,000

        oil on canvas, dated 1934, 62 x 77 cm

        Galerie KODL
      • Václav Špála - Still life
        May. 26, 2019

        Václav Špála - Still life

        Est: Kč450,000 - Kč650,000

        oil on canvas, dated 1941, 33 x 46 cm

        Galerie KODL
      • Václav Špála - Bouquet with tulips
        May. 26, 2019

        Václav Špála - Bouquet with tulips

        Est: Kč1,500,000 - Kč2,000,000

        oil on canvas, dated 1933, 100 x 80 cm

        Galerie KODL
      • Václav Špála - Apples
        May. 26, 2019

        Václav Špála - Apples

        Est: Kč400,000 - Kč500,000

        oil on cardboard, dated 1944, 21 x 25 cm

        Galerie KODL
      • Václav Špála - Rapids on Orlice
        May. 26, 2019

        Václav Špála - Rapids on Orlice

        Est: Kč5,000,000 - Kč7,000,000

        oil on canvas, dated 1928, 60 x 73 cm

        Galerie KODL
      • Václav Špála - Bouquet
        May. 26, 2019

        Václav Špála - Bouquet

        Est: Kč1,900,000 - Kč2,200,000

        oil on canvas, dated 1925, 81 x 65 cm

        Galerie KODL
      • Václav Špála: Still life
        Mar. 30, 2019

        Václav Špála: Still life

        Est: -

        watercolor on paper

        Auction House Groma
      • Vaclav Spala (Czech, 1885-1946) Girl, 1934, Linocut, watercolor on paper,
        Mar. 13, 2019

        Vaclav Spala (Czech, 1885-1946) Girl, 1934, Linocut, watercolor on paper,

        Est: $300 - $500

        Vaclav Spala (Czech, 1885-1946) Girl, 1934, Linocut, watercolor on paper, Signed and dated 1934 lower right in pencil. Sheet dimensions: h: 15 5/8 x w: 17 5/8 in. H: 7 3/4 W: 8 3/4 in. From the collection of Jaroslav Mervart.

        Gray's Auctioneers
      • BOUQUET
        May. 31, 2018

        BOUQUET

        Est: -

        Oil on canvas. Signed lower right: “V. Špála 39”. Left center: “V. Špála”. Reverse: “V. Špála (1176.) Kytice” and the Mánes shop stamp. A beautiful and impressive example of a treatment of a still life with a bouquet, which Špála was able to elevate to an unequivocal experience. The attractiveness of the work is further enhanced by the fact that it comes from the artist's own estate and is housed in a period frame. Red and yellow painted tulips in a simple folk pitcher stand out in contrast against a blue background. The composition, at first sight with the bouquet in the center, provides another interesting new dimension in the background – a view of the landscape of Špála's own painting. The transition to the next visual space is indicated with an outline and his typical signature to the center left of the painting. The Czech painter, printmaker and illustrator attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague under Professors Vlaho Bukovac and Franz Thiele. However, he never completed his studies. His early work was based in Expressionism and Fauvism. He later he was influenced by Cubism, but started to depart from it in 1923, when he began painting landscapes, still lifes and bouquets dominated by a single color tone. From the 1930s Špála's possessed maturity and liberation; his works continued to be dominated by still lifes and flowers, as well as portraits of himself and his family. However, in his expanded color pallet, blue remained dominant. He exhibited with the Tvrdošíjní (“Stubborn Ones”) art group, was a member of the Mánes Union of Fine Artists, and took part in the activities of Osma art group.

        Arthouse Hejtmánek
      • Karel Spillar (1871–1839)-attributed
        Apr. 30, 2018

        Karel Spillar (1871–1839)-attributed

        Est: €1,200 - €1,600

        Karel Spillar (1871–1839)-attributed, alligorical scene, oil on canvas, framed.

        Deutsch Auktionen
      • VÁCLAV ŠPÁLA | Houses & Portrait of a Man (a double sided painting)
        Nov. 14, 2017

        VÁCLAV ŠPÁLA | Houses & Portrait of a Man (a double sided painting)

        Est: £25,000 - £35,000

        oil on canvas

        Sotheby's
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