The Air of Home

František Kaván

František Kaván - The Air of Home
The artist painted The Air of Home during the artist’s stay in Krkonoše (Giant Mountains) in the autumn of 1895. At that time, František Kaván was step by step receding from his colleagues in Julius Mařák’s landscape painting studio, more approximating the artists from the symbolistic decadent magazine Moderní revue (Modern Revue), mainly Karel Hlaváček. He also began to be engaged in poetry at that time. This painting is a prime work of his oeuvre. The masterful painting of the horizontally composed landscape is incredibly fragile and sensitive. Kaván created an interchangeable and recognisable style of a melancholic and poetic landscape. The simplicity of the delicate colours and sense of detail are extremely strong and intense.
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measurements: height 79 cm
width 102 cm
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material: canvas
technique: oil
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inventory number: O 4022
gallery collection: Collection of the 19th Century Art
licence: Creative Commons License public domain