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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.
(2000)
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lineartifex Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
this is great, i like the endless looking street and the curved buildings... just as his descriptions of darkly surreal streets..
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Pixx-73 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Many thanks for comment. :)
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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.
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Pixx-73 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much, I am pleased. :)
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CorvusCallosum Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
:heart:
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Pixx-73 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:bow:
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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 (hmmm...how'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.
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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...
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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.
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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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Pixx-73 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much for your beautiful comment. :thanks:
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Dancingtroughthefog Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
you're most welcome :)
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marcelflisiuk Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Great painting of a great writer!!
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Pixx-73 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much. :)
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Bobrova Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Great!!!
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Pixx-73 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much. :)
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HMissXX Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Excellent! :):)
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Pixx-73 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot. :)
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HMissXX Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
A pleasure, my friend! :):)
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Leithwalton Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
Love your angles
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Pixx-73 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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Go-Cubs-Go23 Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
nice
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Pixx-73 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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GeorgieGanarf Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
A very powerful portrait of the writer and his world!
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Pixx-73 Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I was very impressed by his books in the past. Thank you so much for kind words! :aww:
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GeorgieGanarf Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
My pleasure,you are most welcome my friend!
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Hermetic-Wings Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah Kafka and Prag!

Wonderfully composed :D
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Pixx-73 Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
One of my favourite writer. Many thanks. :)
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Hermetic-Wings Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Still remember the days I was reading "Chateau"...:nod:
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Pixx-73 Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Me too, very long novel... :D I prefer his short stories.
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Hermetic-Wings Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
And it has not an end...:nod:
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monkeylovekaka Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
wonderful! :dance:
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Pixx-73 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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Kampy Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
wow thats impressive
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Pixx-73 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so very much and sorry for late replay. :)
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MANDELWERK Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
Wow, a nice Kafka feeling in this one!!!
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Pixx-73 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much Johan! :thanks:
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MANDELWERK Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
You are most welcome Jiri! :)
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LordMiste Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
To vypada hodne dobre ma to takovou zajimavou atmosferu.
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Pixx-73 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Díky moc Michale. :thanks:
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Bobrova Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
Excellant !
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Pixx-73 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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ecurbsemaj Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
The building appears to be reflected in a convex mirror while the face remains unaffected, very surreal effect. His eyes are alive, very well done.
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Pixx-73 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much Bruce, it is very old work. I am happy you like it.
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Mr-Ripley Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Nice to see your traditional work, Jiri =D
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Pixx-73 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I am glad you like it, many thanks Tom! :)
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chryssalis Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
Featured,my friend [link]
I hope you like it :heart:
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Pixx-73 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much Athina. :aww:
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RezzanATAKOL Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
Great image for a great writer:))
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Pixx-73 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much Rezzan. :thanks:
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