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Article published on 3 April 2004
last modification on 18 December 2005

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Le Commencement de la vie
ou
Les Nénuphars
Le lien ombilical du foetus et de la fleur de lotus, symbole bouddhiste de l’esprit, exprime l’union des êtres
The beginning of life.
The deep unity of the world is expressed here through a foetus that is linked by an umbilical cord to the lotus, the Buddhist symbol of the soul.

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Bibliography

Virginia Spate, Orphism : The Evolution of Non-Figurative Painting in Paris, 1910-1914. Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1979, discusses Kupka’s anarchism pp. 88-89, and his illustrations for Elisée Reclus pp. 103-4.


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