Mountain Torrent

WidlizkaLeopold - Mountain Torrent.JPG

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Title

Mountain Torrent

Description

A cascade of water runs diagonally in Widlizka’s composition, separating two areas of trees standing on what appears to be rocky foundation. Much of the water is obscured by the trees, several of which are very dark green with some lighter shades behind them. It is hard to see what lies in the background, rendering the source of this torrent more obscure and mysterious.

About the Artist: Born in Vienna, Austria, Widlizka (also Widliczka and Widlicka) studied with Joseph-Eugen Hörwarter in that city and then Nikolaus Gyzis in Munich. He was influenced by the art circles surrounding Franz von Lenbach and Hermann von Kaulbach. Returning to Vienna, Widlizka was among those artists of the so-called “Vienna Secession” who resigned from the more mainstream Association of Austrian Artists. During World War I he worked for the War Press Office, later registering the consequences of that conflict in his painting “Family Fate, 1918.” Widlizka immigrated to the United States in 1922 with his father and mother. He appears to have been comfortable with a range of subject matter: urban cityscapes, natural landscapes, and portraits. 7 more images at FAP.

Source Consulted: Wikipedia Germany.

Creator

Widlizka, Leopold

Publisher

Federal Art Project

Date

1935-1940

Contributor

Ritz, Abigail (photography)

Bang, Jay (biography)

Cooper, Ken (biography)

Source

New Deal Gallery, Genesee Valley Council on the Arts

Object #FA18368

Format

jpeg, 1 MB

Type

Still Image

Identifier

196

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Oil painting

Physical Dimensions

16 x 20 in.
Condition: slightly pitted

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