A View of Bubeneč

Antonín Mánes

Antonín Mánes - A View of Bubeneč
Motifs from Prague surroundings are frequent in Mánes's work. There exist two sketches in oil for this picture of Bubeneč, which give us a good idea of the artist's approach to painting and his search of the definitive form: he suppressed some details and somewhat modified the position of several key elements in favour of the overall visual impact of the painting. The end result is an idyllic landcape; Mánes enhanced its emotional impact by diffuse light, harmonious colours and interesting details.
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measurements: height 32,5 cm
width 46,5 cm
material: paper
technique: pen-and-ink drawing
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inventory number: O 4745
gallery collection: Collection of 19th Century Art and Classical Modernism