Evening (Grazing, Alla stanga)

Giovanni Segantini

Giovanni Segantini - Evening (Grazing, Alla stanga)
The Italian painter Giovanni Segantini introduced a specific form of Neo−Impressionism. His output found its way to Prague in 1902 in the form of a charcoal version of his large painting Alla stanga. In this black−and−white drawing, the composition is worked up to enhance its visual impact, thus imbuing the pictorial form with a stylistic modernity. The drawing was created at the height of the artist’s career, when he embraced a new, distinctive idiom modelled by light. The low horizon, set against a high sky and opened into the vast distance, is complemented by a rhythmically articulated plane depicting pastures with cows and human figures. The unique moment and overall atmosphere of the evening encounter is underscored by the omnipresent radiance of the sunset.
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measurements: height 520 mm
width 928 mm
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material: paper
technique: black and white chalk
inventory number: K 1663
gallery collection: Collection of Prints and Drawings
licence: Creative Commons License public domain