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The Way of Silence II, 1903

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According to Audrey Wagtberg Hansen in her article "Cold Gods and Fatal Women: The Many Faces of the Sphinx in the 19th Century," Kupka's "Way of Silence II" was "inspired by the poem Dream-land by Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), [where] we see a lone traveller on a seemingly endless road under a starry sky, flanked by two rows of stone sphinxes. A Latin text on the pedestal of the front sphinx, 'QUAD AD CAUSUM SUMUS' (= why are we'), again poses a life-and-death question."

The Way of Silence II
Artist Life
1871 - 1957
Accession Number
(Galerie André Candillier, Paris); sold to MIA, 1999.
Catalogue Raisonne
cf. Rowell 2
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