Lot 55
Julian Fałat (1853 - 1929) WINTER LANDSCAPE

1906
Oil on canvas
76 x 199 cm (h x w)
Signed: Lower left "Jul. Fałat"

Starting price
140 000 CZK
   |   5 600 €
Price realized
5 600 000 CZK
   |   224 000 €
price without premium

Julian Fałat first studied under Władysław Łuszczkiewicz at the Kraków School of Fine Arts, and then at the Art Academy of Munich. After several trips throughout Europe and Asia in 1885, Fałat compiled a collection of studies from his voyages which would become useful later in the development of his artwork. Themes typical of Fałat's painting are Polish landscapes, hunting scenes, portraits, and studies from his voyages. In 1886, Fałat accepted an invitation from future German Emperor Wilhelm II to serve as court painter in Berlin. The presented Winter Landscape is one of the virtuoso examples of his landscape talent where he uses strong contrasts and perfect light to create a sophisticated winter motif, where the river flows into the snow-covered landscape. Julian Fałat's works appear relatively rarely on the auction market, as many of them were confiscated and lost during the German occupation. Restored.

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