Union of Souls

Max Švabinský

Max Švabinský - Union of Souls
The early work of the painter and graphic artist Maxmilian Švabinský shows distinctive relations with symbolism. The type of a femme fatale who does not attract a man by her pride and cruelty but rather by refined delicacy and non-real dreaminess was an important motif of his paintings. Fairies in an ideal landscape of paradise appear in his triptych Feeling of Bliss of 1896. This painting also indicates his possible inspiration by French artist Pierre Puvis de Chavannes whose oeuvre was abundantly discussed, especially by artists. Švabinský’s essential oil painting Union of Souls was created in the same year. At first sight, the painting gives a calm and balanced impression, with a precisely thought-out composition, though its details show surprisingly strong dynamics.
measurements: height 68 cm
width 46 cm
in collections:
material: canvas on cardboard
technique: oil
inventory number: O 3318
gallery collection: Collection of 19th Century Art and Classical Modernism
licence: copyrighted work

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