Jan Kotík / Interior with Sunray Lamp
The view of the city through the window is typical fascination with the modern urban age. The sky above the city is optimistically blue and the apartment houses are in thorough geometrical harmony with the overall concept. Kotík drew inspiration from the pre-war modernist tradition but his works from the Group 42 period are remarkable for his own very distinctive inventiveness and poetry. The colouration of the entire scene powerfully emphasizes the contrasting mood between the interior and the exterior. The impression of two related but divided worlds blending into each other is achieved by the artist almost perfectly.