The Kunčice Pond in the Iron Mountains

Antonín Chittussi

Antonín Chittussi - The Kunčice Pond in the Iron Mountains
In the years 1886-1887 Chittussi painted a whole series of pictures of ponds in southern Bohemia with the reflection of nearby vegetation. Chittussi painted the Kunčice pond with thick pastose layers, the horizontal arrangement of the landscape is interrupted by vertical brush strokes, which merge with the motif of rushes and high trees. The picture lacks the typical landscape depth and the motif of a farm cottage is somewhat unusual, yet thanks to its homgeneous composition and balanced colour scheme it is a highly successful example of Chittussi’s endeavours to express the essence and salient traits of the Czech countryside.
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measurements: height 32,5 cm
width 44 cm
material: wood
technique: oil
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inventory number: O 5172
gallery collection: Collection of the 19th Century Art
licence: Creative Commons License public domain