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Night Theme from Capri

Ants Laikmaa Night Theme from Capri 1910 pastel, paper 19 × 20.5 cm

Ants Laikmaa lived on the island of Capri for about a year. The island’s inhabitants fascinated him and he painted numerous portraits of them, but Capri Island’s landscape also captivated him. Laikmaa repeatedly depicted the seashore and cliffs. This work in its intimate format was probably completed on location at the impulse of the emotions of the moment. Laikmaa had an extremely romantic nature that the atmosphere of this painting also reflects.