A Rock Between Braník and Podolí

Antonín Mánes

Antonín Mánes - A Rock Between Braník and Podolí
In his view from Braník the painter combined his desire to render the natural features of the countryside and a Romantic concept of art: Romanticism brought back the cult of stones, reminders of ancient human history. Although the huge mass of the Braník rock did not fully correspond to reality, it became a beautiful and, simultaneously, a symbolic dominant of the painting, with the panorama of Prague in the background.
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measurements: height 34 cm
width 46,5 cm
material: wood
technique: oil
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inventory number: O 10969
gallery collection: Collection of the 19th Century Art
licence: Creative Commons License public domain