Wenzel Hablik | construction studies

Bohemian-born visionary artist Wenzel Hablik was nominally aligned with Expressionism but his work tends to evoke the vastness of space and the facets of crystals more than the anguished subjectivity more readily associated with the movement. Along with geometric studies of blazing colour and ambitious scale, he produced a number of pseudo-architectural designs which served as monuments to his imagination rather than feasible plans for construction. The title of the sole colour study here – Self-Supporting Cupola with five Mountain Peaks as Base – reflects the scope of Hablik’s fantasies.

Self-Supporting Cupola with five Mountain Peaks as Base 1925
Sketch
The Structure of a Colony in the Air 1908
Tower 1920
Crystal Cities on Moving Planets 1909
Exhibition Building 1919
Künstlerhaus 1920
Radierung c 1910

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