Duša Ferdiš / Still life with bread
oil, wood, 30 × 40 cm
posthumous estate donation in 2020
Ferdiš Duša, a native of Frýdlant nad Ostravicí, is represented in the gallery’s collections by over 500 acquisitions, the largest collection of his works at any institution. However, these items (including over 30 paintings) did not previously include any still lifes. The first was acquired as a posthumous donation to the gallery in 2020. Although this oil painting is undated, it represents an excellent and high-quality example of Duša’s work, displaying his unique approach to colour focusing on pastel tones enlivened with effects of dispersed light.