Maxmilián Pirner / Fairy–tale Knight
The painting Fairy–tale Knight from 1907 is a typical example of Pirner’s individual approach. The knight in exemplary mediaeval armour rides into a forest and is surrounded by wood nymphs. One of them stands behind the knight on his horse and places a wreath on his helmet. Another feeds his horse. The third nymph is submerged up to her waist in a lake and staring up lasciviously at the knight. The woodland scenery has a fairy-tale atmosphere and is enveloped in an enchanting haze. The mighty tree trunks and lush vegetation evoke a truly mythical landscape.