Railway Station with a Windmill

František Hudeček

František Hudeček - Railway Station with a Windmill
František Hudeček was one of the founding members of Group 42. His works dating from the early 1940s combine early Surrealist impulses with a renewed interest in reality. This resulted in the artist’s perception of the city as a locale of magic adventures, concealed by its prosaic appearance. In his transformation of reality into a setting abounding with suspense and illusion, Hudeček approaches the tradition of metaphysical painting. This is especially true of the Railroad Station with a Windmille. Like the other members of Group 42, Hudeček too was particularly attracted by run-down city outskirts and their attributes in which he sought new inspiration. The banality of everyday life, combined with the conversion of this commonness into an isolated area of halted time was a from of addressing contemporary reality.
measurements: height 50,5 cm
width 70,3 cm
material: canvas
technique: oil
inventory number: O 12163
gallery collection: Collection of 19th Century Art and Classical Modernism

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