Painters Paintings Jakub Schikaneder (1855–1924): Murder in the House, 1890, oil on canvas, 203 x 3…
Painters Work Jakub Schikaneder (1855–1924): Homicide within the Home, 1890, oil on canvas, 203 x 321 cm, Nationwide Gallery in Prague
On the flip of the 1880s and 1890s Schikaneder used a number of instances the tragic motif of a younger lady’s wrecked life. He might have been not directly influenced within the selection of such motifs by the English Pre-Raphaelites, particularly by John Everett Millais. Consistent with contemporaneous prose, Schikaneder turned most of those scenes into confrontations of poverty and a lust for all times. The end result is that this Homicide in the home, describing the tragic destiny of a lady in a depressing tenament. By portray this story from the bottom social strata on a canvas greater than two metres excessive and three metres lengthy, he gave it the importance of historical past work, thought of as works of common significance for society as such.
The particular place that impressed the artist has been recognized as a darkish courtyard at finish of a dead-end avenue within the Jewish part of Prague, the place the poorest of Prague’s inhabitants lived. (Nationwide Gallery in Prague)