Artwork of month
Václav Radimský Elbe, after 1918

Václav Radimský
Elbe, after 1918

oil, cardboard
69,5 x 98 cm

in exposition 
From the collections
Masaryk Square No. 24

Václav Jan Emanuel Radimský (October 6, 1867, Kolín nad Labem - January 31, 1946, Pašinka u Kolína) was a Czech painter, landscape painter at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, an ardent impressionist, a friend of Paul Cézanne and Claude Monet. He studied briefly at the Munich Academy and at the Eduard von Lichtenfels Private School of Landscape in Vienna. He then went on to France for many years, first in Barbison, then in Giverny, and finally settled permanently in Le Goulet near the town of Vernon. After the war, he returned home to his native farm in Pašinka near Kolín, where he lived and worked until his death.

July 2021

The painting "Elbe" represents a typical view of the open evening landscape, where the main motif is the bend of the river, in the calm water surface of which the trees and thickets lining its banks are reflected. In the background is a narrow strip of several small fields. The horizon is formed by a line of dense forest and tall poplars, through which the orange rays of the setting sun shine, also reflected on the river surface.