Bohumil Kubišta / Hypnotist
The painting Hypnotist, which he painted in 1912, is one of the best canvases of Kubišta’s brief but substantial oeuvre. Painted in the spirit of Cubism it also conceals within it tangible elements of Futurism. The sharp and almost technically tuned features of the hypnotist and his patient abound with energy. With its dark contours and colours the painting is balanced and executed with a clear vision and confidence. Not surprisingly, therefore, it is a work that is eagerly sought after not only among Czech but also foreign curators.