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Franz Kafka by Pixx-73 Franz Kafka by Pixx-73
Portrait of Franz Kafka, Czech-born German-speaking writer. (1833-1924)

An old work.
Tempera on Paper.
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lineartifex Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  New member
this is great, i like the endless looking street and the curved buildings... just as his descriptions of darkly surreal streets..
Pixx-73 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Many thanks for comment. :)
DanielBrooksLaurent Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Writer
My goodness, this is impressive.
I am a great admirer of Kafka's work and now, of this artwork too.
Pixx-73 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much, I am pleased. :)
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Chipchinka Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013   Writer
It took a while for me to get here and see this, but I'm glad that I did. I lived in Prague for 2 years and spent a lot of my time haunting the haunts that Franz Kafka haunted ('s that for a sentence) and I have to say that so much of Prague influenced his writing (how could it not) that there were times in which I wondered if many of Kafka's stories were actually written by that mad-woman of a city. He did describe, perfectly, a phenomenon known as the "Prague Vortex" which is--quite simply, a mad-woman of a city sinking her claws into you and never letting to. For him that was an unpleasant experience, but for me, it's proof that Prague is home, and I'll be glad to get back there. This image reminds me of that as well, and I love how you've captured both Kafka himself, and the brooding back-alley milieu that seems so incredibly inseparable from his writing. Wonderful, sensitive work.
Pixx-73 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much for your comment, I am pleased you like it. I used to read a lot of Kafka's books, in his work is a something magical...
Chipchinka Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013   Writer
I've read nearly all of Kafka's works myself, and I agree...there's something magical there. It's funny, since he wrote in German, but I've noticed that in a lot of Czech literature, there's a similar kind of magical quality. (I lived in the Czech Republic for 2 years and I must return and live there again. I miss it too much, and I think a part of this photograph evoked a little bit of everything that I miss...the mood that I miss. You really captured mood beautifully in this image. I plan to view (and comment on) more of your work also.
Dancingtroughthefog Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
this is lovely! I'm in love with the vagueness of the portrait, and the detail of the streets, the colours you used, the shadows... the angle is amazing.. actually, all in all, this work is perfect.
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