Beech Forest

Julius Mařák

Julius Mařák - Beech Forest
Mařák was a Romantic by training and disposition. Passionately fond of nature and its great admirer, he appreciated above all the melancholy and soothing calm of the forest. His main field were forest interiors and in this area he was master of sensitive colour compositions. He suppressed glaring tones, while admirably developing greyish, silvery, green and brown hues, with which he successfully depicted and enhanced the multiplicity and diversity of forest interiors as a specific type of natural phenomena, in both darkness and light. His principle was to express light with colours and on this basis he gradually evolved his personal style of intimate and poetic Luminism. From the beginning to the very end light was for Mařák the chief means of expressing mood.
measurements: height 100 cm
width 128 cm
material: canvas
technique: oil
inventory number: O 5019
gallery collection: Collection of 19th Century Art and Classical Modernism