Painters Paintings Jozef Mehoffer (1869 – 1946): Strange Garden, 1902-1903, oil on canvas, 217 x 20…
Painters Work Jozef Mehoffer (1869 – 1946): Unusual Backyard, 1902-1903, oil on canvas, 217 x 208 cm, Nationwide Museum, Warsaw
Józef Mehoffer was a Polish painter and ornamental artist, one of many main artists of the Younger Poland motion and one of the revered Polish artists of his time.
Mehoffer’s “Unusual Backyard” presents a composition far past the standard portraits, an out of doors scene or some other genres.
The portray reveals three figures: the artist’s spouse, his son and the babysitter.
The characters emerge from the shadowy alley in an apple orchard and transfer towards a sunlit clearing. The illuminated determine of a unadorned child boy steps on the gentle grass bathing within the sunshine. Mirrored mild merely appears enhancing his attraction and innocence.
The mom follows his son, painted on the sting of the orchard, partially submerged in deep shadow, wearing a sublime, sapphire blue formal costume and hat. Within the background the nanny seems, wearing a Polish folks costume.
This can be a sizzling summer season day. In every single place is crammed with multi-colored flowers and plush timber with the branches bent down underneath the burden of ripe fruits.
Above the cover of the timber nonetheless is an object disturbing this harmonious composition with its unmatched scale and perspective. This can be a big dragonfly unnoticed by the figures!
Maybe it’s a hint of the presence of the painter. Then its existence and proportions could be defined by the looks of an insect simply earlier than the artist’s eyes, whereas trying down at his spouse and son.
It can be thought-about as a approach of denouncing the conventionality of the entire present; presentation of the portray, surprising the viewers and making them doubt over their assumptions. Dragonfly is the truth is fully flat and positioned within the picture house, which appears to negate the ideas of its development.