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Sketch for Lion and Lioness Resting, 1899 (oil on paper, laid down on panel)

Sketch for Lion and Lioness Resting, 1899 (oil on paper, laid down on panel)


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Sketch for Lion and Lioness Resting, 1899 (oil on paper, laid down on panel)

1769808 Sketch for Lion and Lioness Resting, 1899 (oil on paper, laid down on panel) by Vastagh, Geza (1866-1919); 47x66.7 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Sketch for Lion and Lioness Resting. Geza Vastagh (1866-1919). Oil on paper, laid down on panel. Painted in 1899. 47 x 66.7cm.); Photo eChristies Images; German, out of copyright

Media ID 22560322

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1899 Animal Behaviour Animal Theme Animal Themes Asleep Big Cat Continental Pictures Dozing Feline Fierce Laid Down Lioness Menacing Moment Oil On Paper On Panel Protect Protecting Protection Protective Repose Rest Taking A Rest Two Animals 19th Century European Art 19th Century Painting


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This print captures a close-up view of Geza Vastagh's "Sketch for Lion and Lioness Resting" from 1899. The oil painting, laid down on panel, showcases the artist's remarkable talent in portraying two dozing animals with great precision and finesse. In this late 19th-century European artwork, Vastagh beautifully depicts the protective nature of these majestic creatures as they peacefully rest side by side. The lion and lioness exude an air of tranquility and strength as they sleep soundly. Their powerful presence is evident through their fierce yet serene expressions, showcasing the duality of their nature. This moment frozen in time allows us to appreciate the beauty and grace of these magnificent big cats. Vastagh's attention to detail is evident in every stroke of his brush, capturing the texture of their fur and creating a sense of depth within the composition. The artist skillfully portrays not only the physical attributes but also conveys the emotional state of these animals. As we observe this artwork, we are reminded that even in repose, these creatures remain vigilant protectors. Their inherent instinct to safeguard one another is palpable through their body language and positioning. This stunning piece serves as a testament to Geza Vastagh's artistic brilliance while offering viewers a glimpse into the fascinating world of animal behavior. It invites us to contemplate our own relationship with nature and reflect upon its power and fragility simultaneously.

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