Šnajdr, Miroslav / Attersee Lake (Motif from Gustav Klimt)
oil, canvas, 100 × 100 cm
Šnajdr explored a wide spectrum of different approaches during his artistic career, ranging from expressive and geometric abstraction to drawings on an intimately personal scale. An important aspect of his work – which remained present as a source of inspiration throughout his oeuvre – was the “catalogue” of prominent painters and canvases from art history, for example Renaissance paintings. The cycle Honours (from which this particular work is taken) reflected on the oeuvres of Gustav Klimt and Antonín Hudeček. Attersee Lake is an impressive oil painting in which Šnajdr paraphrases Klimt’s 1901 painting of the lake. Dating from the 1990s, the work can be considered an example of postmodern postproduction – an approach in which artists deliberately exploited the visual substance of historical art works.