The Duel of Záboj with Luděk. Draft illustration of the Dvůr Králové and Zelená Hora Manuscript printing

The inspiration of Mánes' model was evident in Aleš's illustrations not only in the similar layout of the picture frames, but also in the typography of the characters and the composition of the multifigured scenes. However, Aleš's concept was much more dramatic both in the choice of subjects and in the dynamic manner of drawing. He linked mythological heroic themes with the canon of "Czech national art", based on natural and folksy qualities. At the time of the illustrations, the questioning of the authenticity of the Manuscripts was gaining momentum. Aleš's treatment was therefore met with cold disinterest similar to Mánes's earlier one.

Subject: The 19th Century in Us
Author: Aleš, Mikoláš
Title: The Duel of Záboj with Luděk. Draft illustration of the Dvůr Králové and Zelená Hora Manuscript printing
Date: 1884
Technique: pen and ink wash on paper
Dimensions: 38,9 × 28,7 cm
Origin: acquired in 1960
Licence: Free license

Other exhibits from the chapters What remained from The Manuscripts a Co zbylo z Rukopisů_vitrína 3

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