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Ladislav Medňanský: Stream behind the Barn, On the Stream Bank
(around years 1875 -1878), oil painting, Slovak National Gallery
Catalogue Number:  294
Stamp Design:  František Horniak
Stamp Engraving:  František Horniak
Date of Issue:  May 9, 2003
Printing:  Postal Stationery Printing House, Prague, Czech Republic
Print Technology:  Six-coloured recess printing from flat plates
Size of Impression:  50.0 mm x 40.0 mm
Print Run:  160,000 pieces
FDC Motif:  Ladislav Medňanský Thaw, (around 1875), oil painting, SNG
FDC Engraving:  František Horniak
Cancellation Design:  František Horniak
FDC Printing:  Postal Stationery Printing House, Prague, Czech Republic
FDC Print Technology:  Recess printing from flat plates
FDC Print Run:  6,000

Ladislav Medňanský (also Mednyánszky. 1852 Beckov - 1919 Vienna) - one of the greatest painters who were born and lived in Slovakia. He belongs to the main representatives of Central European painting of the second half of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries, and is one of the few artists who responded directly to the new streams in painting.
Ladislav Medňanský studied at the Academy in Munich and at École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. After finishing his studies, he hired a studio at Montmarte. He lived alternately in Strážky, Beckov, Paris, Vienna and Budapest. When he came back from Paris, his early impressive themes of moody Iandscape were influenced by impressionism. Medňanský derived his Iandscape inspiration from the area of Rivers Váh and Poprad basins and from the Tatra's nature as it is shown in his works Evening on the Pasture, Moonlight Landscape with Rider, Boat on the River Poprad, The Belianske Tatras, Thaw in the Mountains. Apart from paintings, he devoted himself to figural composition.

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