- Author: Oscar Kokoschka
- Museum: National Gallery (Prague)
- Year: 1936 ⇐ Click image for larger version
Description of the picture:
Charles Bridge in Prague - Oscar Kokoschka. 1936. Oil on canvas. 94x128
Oscar Kokoschka, the famous Austrian artist, Czech by nationality, in 1934 moved to Prague, the homeland of the ancestors. The beauty of the old city, freely stretched along the banks of a wide river, the splendor of its churches and palaces made a strong impression on the traveled master. He enthusiastically wrote the views of the Czech capital.
In this picture, Kokoschka depicts one of the most striking sights of Prague - Charles Bridge, thrown over the deep Vltava back in the XIV century. The painter, working in an impressionistic manner, conveys through a palette of bright blue, green and olive-gray tones an impression of the river, which reflects the blue of the sky, the green of gardens and ancient stones of ancient buildings. Expressively waving dynamic strokes, the nervous trembling of the contours and the flickering of pinkish highlights create an emotionally rich atmosphere. The panoramic landscape with the far-away view of the Prague Kremlin is written with an epic breadth and a subtle trembling feeling.
Other paintings by Oscar Kokoschka
Hans Tietze and Eric Tietze-Konrat
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