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Soter August JAXA-MAŁACHOWSKI (1867-1952), "Krakow Market Square at Night" (1933)

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Estimations: 2 404 - 4 808 EUR

Author: Soter August Jaxa-Małachowski
Title: Krakow Market Square at Night (1933)

Technique: oil, canvas
Dimensions: 35 x 50 cm
Dimensions with frame: 49 x 64 cm
Signed and dated above: "S Jaxa | 1933".
On the stretcher, stamps of the Cracow warehouse of painting supplies of Rosa Aleksandrowicz.
Visible trace of a puncture in the canvas (with a nail?) (m.g.).
The painting has an expert opinion by Katarzyna Lomnicka dated 2024.

Excerpts from the opinion:
"The opinionated painting depicts an evening view of the Main Square in Krakow. [...] The subdued, monochromatic color scheme of the work is complemented by small accents of red and blue visible in the glazed vitrines. The painting is painted with vigorous, short brushstrokes, using paint applied in a thick layer [...].
Soter Jaxa-Malachowski is said to have liked to say that Krakow has nice backstreets and nice details, and he chose these charming places as the subject of his compositions. He often created nocturnes [...].
In nocturnal views of Krakow, the source of light in the painting was mainly city lanterns, and in the case of the reviewed work, also the glow coming from the windows of tenement houses. In the oil compositions, the light effects were enhanced by using the technique of applying paint with impasto, thus giving the impression of light bursting on the surface of the canvas."

Soter Jax-Malachowski's biography is available on the Krakow Auction House website [SEE].

If you would like to sell Soter Jax-Malachowski's paintings, please contact us [LINK].

XXXVIII Auction of Works of Art
18 June, 18:30 CEST/Warsaw
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2 404 - 4 808 EUR
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