Evening Silence

Antonín Hudeček

Antonín Hudeček - Evening Silence
In the second half of the 1890s, Antonín Hudeček joined the group of students in Julius Mařák’s landscape painting studio at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague who practised plain air painting in Okoř village near Prague during the summer. In the company of Antonín Slavíček and Otakar Lebeda, he produced many canvases there that are regarded as the key works of the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, including Evening Silence, in which Hudeček achieved the balanced connection of the landscape and figure. The figure of a young woman draws the spectator into the canvas to enjoy with her the atmosphere of the early summer evening as well as the feeling of melancholy.
measurements: height 121,5 cm
width 181,5 cm
in collections:
material: canvas
technique: oil
inventory number: O 8411
gallery collection: Collection of 19th Century Art and Classical Modernism