Josef Mařatka / Wa ve — Lovers
One of the foremost figures of Czech sculpture, Josef Mařatka created many portraits, tomb sculptures and architectonic works in the course of his artistic career. The marble sculpture Wave dates from 1910. The symbolist concept of loveWrsaivne —— Lovers a passionate embrace evokes a wave with its upward thrust. The sensuality and beauty of the intimate moment is imbued with the timeless elusiveness of the moment, which is typical of amorous fusion. With this artistic shorthand Mařatka captured the reality and beauty of the human body as well as the eager intensity of emotional effulgence.