Fritz Janschka, The Waterfinder

Fritz Janschka: The Waterfinder (1977) Oil on wood
Title
The Waterfinder
Date
1977
Medium
Oil on wood
Credit Line
Gift of Joan L. Tobias, 2012
Dimensions
10" x 9 ¼"

Janschka, an artist who emigrated from Vienna, Austria, to Philadelphia in the years after World War II, introduced European ideas and Surrealist sensibilities to Philadelphia’s art world. Here, differences in the scale of the two figures and between painted elements and the decorative three-dimensional frame focus our attention on illusions in art and the biases inherent in perception.

 

 

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