The Sacrifice of Cain and Abel, compositional study

František Tkadlík

František Tkadlík - The Sacrifice of Cain and Abel, compositional study
Those of Tkadlik’s works from the end of his Prague period and start of his Viennese stay are amongst those in which the artist explored the options for the non-narrative treatment of the human body in painting and strove to substantiate the theme of the painting purely through creative means. He had acquired the craft skills for these works through the academic studies of nude figures, particularly staged figures, for which it was customary to stylize the model into a certain role, not only through finding specific typical poses, but also through the use of appropriate props.
measurements: height 520 mm
width 685 mm
material: paper
technique: pencil, black and white chalk
inventory number: K 43131
gallery collection: Collection of Prints and Drawings