Paintings reproductions - Juliusz Kossak
Juliusz Fortunat Kossak, Kos coat of arms (born on 29 October 1824 in Nowy Wisnicz, died on 3 February 1899 in Cracow) is a painter representing the 19th century realism trend. From his early childhood Juliusz lived in Lviv, and his first contact with art took place thanks to drawing lessons collected from Jan Maszkowski. He made a profit by painting photographs, and became famous as an illustrator of magazines.
For a large part of his life he worked in Paris, and his three sons were also born in the then capital of art.
The features of creativitythe painter developed a style which became an inspiration for watercolor painters, he painted themes typical for the life of the Polish countryside, hunting scenes and horse rides, brought up in a passion for patriotism he commemorated the great battles of Polish commanders, Kossak's characteristic skill was the perfect representation of movement and anatomy of the horse's silhouette, the lightness of the color spot made the paintings have an extremely diffuse lightness and fantastic lightness.
Selected works: Portrait of Juliusz Kossak, Portrait of Prince Józef Poniatowski on horseback, Battle of Raszyn, Czarniecki near Płock