Jaroslav Král /Harvest
The painting Harvest from 1934 is typical of Král’s work from the first half of the 1930s. The central motif of the picture is a woman who is the dominant figure of a group of harvesters. A basket hangs from the woman’s right arm and with her other hand she holds a white scarf above her head. Her gaze is directed to the right, beyond the painting as if she is trying to lure other harvesters into the composition.
The entire scene of four figures is geometrised by Král’s distinctive lightness. Typically for Král the use of colour is reduced, although the contrast of bright green with grey and white gives the picture a feeling of dynamic energy.