J. Rozentāls - Maiden and Nature's spirits
The symbolic encounter between natural and human beauty with raw and beasty forces of nature is depicted in this 1907 drawing of Janis Rozentals. The work reflects the essence of the Art Nouveau style with nature inspired shapes and forms, sensuality and mythology.
Janis Rozentals (1866-1919) is one of the most important Latvian artists with an everlasting impact on the formation of the national art in Latvia. An innovator and an artist of striking individuality, Rozentals was among those who brought Latvian art to the level of other European nations. Always hard working, Janis Rozentāls spent most of his time in his studio. He is known to have painted with a cigarette in one hand, chain-smoking. Rozentals was a celebrity, popular and loved. His home created together with his wife, Finnish opera singer, Elli Forssell, was a favorite meeting place of Latvian intellectuals who regularly gathered there for literary and musical evenings.
Limited edition quality art print from Latvia. Original property of the LNMA.