Otakar Slavík / Jana Recumbent
The painting Jana Recumbent dates from that crucial period of Slavík’s career. Slavík typically used a canvas measuring 150 × 200 cm, dimensions that allowed him to portray the figure in actual human proportions. It is a painting of a recumbent female nude. The figure of the women is depicted in red and yellow resting on a blue segment suggesting a headrest.
The painting is created by the use of circular layers of colour almost in relief that Slavík used around the turn of the 1970s to convey form, thereby creating distinctive and alluring parables.