Country in Central Bohemia (Scenery With a Stone Bridge)

Adolf Kosárek

Adolf Kosárek - Country in Central Bohemia (Scenery With a Stone Bridge)
Kosárek often used simple motifs of village life, which he knew very well since his work as volunteer at various big estates. In this scene of villagers returning from haymaking because of an approaching storm, he expressed, in the spirit of old Dutch masters, the bonds of men with nature in the atmosphere of a single ordinary day. A horse-drawn cart ladden with hay is crossing a stone bridge on its way to a cottage under a rocky slope. The early-evening silence, the gradually receding light of the ending day, two doves sitting on the roof of the cosy cottage surrounded by greenery, everything breathes the safety of the home and endows the picture with an idyllic mood, which even the approaching storm cannot destroy.
measurements: height 75 cm
width 117,5 cm
material: canvas
technique: oil
inventory number: O 4991
gallery collection: Collection of 19th Century Art and Classical Modernism