Fantasy of Dryads
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On a greenish-yellow background one can see a sketch image of women holding each other by the hand and dancing. The woman with yellow hair is turned with her back to the viewers. On the right there is a sketch of two male figures and a dog; they are watching a dance. At the bottom in the middle there is the author's inscription "Fantazya Dryad" made with a pen. At the beginning of the twentieth century, the interest in ancient themes, which were somewhat forgotten in the 19th century, increased significantly; they began to be perceived somewhat differently, mostly nostalgically. At this time, the art of Ancient Greece was reviewed. Artists from different countries eagerly studied the works of different periods of Greek history and reproduced the impulses of forgotten eras in their works. Jacek Malczewski rarely turned to ancient plots, although he sometimes tried to combine antiquity with modernity, as in the presented work.
An inscription in the middle "Fantazya Dryad "