Deserted Landscape (Village Wedding)

Adolf Kosárek

Adolf Kosárek - Deserted Landscape (Village Wedding)
The motif of the picture is in line with Kosárek's personal scepticism and despair, provoked by the onset of an uncurable disease, tuberculosis, at the very time he plannned his marriage. It is his declaration about fleeting happiness, an elegiac allegory about irreversibly lost time. The Romantic world of the painter's imagination suddenly found a specific content and was combined with a specific event. Although the landscape is not an accurate picture of a specific part of the country, we realize that Kosárek set the wedding merriness against the background of Kozí hřbety (Goat Hills) near Suchdol, not far from Roztoky and Prague, which extend as far as Unětice. The contrast of the gloomy rocky scenery all in brown and brown-grey tones and the wedding passing by is really impressive.
measurements: height 76,5 cm
width 142 cm
material: canvas
technique: oil
inventory number: O 4630
gallery collection: Collection of 19th Century Art and Classical Modernism