Konstantin Alexejevič Korovin / Paris at Night (Rue de Rivolli)
The small-scale painting Paris at Night depicts a night-time street with trees and with lighted shop windows. The managing director of the Vítkovice Anthracite Mines bought it in the early 1930s in Paris and donated it to the House of Art as a work representative of French art.
The work became the basis of a collection of Russian painting which is one of the largest in the country alongside the Náchod Art Gallery and the National Gallery in Prague. With its expressive style, the painting draws our attention through its free use of colour and the way it captures the atmosphere with just a few basic brush strokes.