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The dramatic lighting and unusual perspective of this nighttime Capri landscape convey an unsettling impression. Though all lit up, the higgledy-piggledy streets seem almost as deserted as the dark, unwelcoming sea beyond as it is contemplated by three onlookers. Ronay was born in 1910 in Budapest to a Romanian-Jewish father and Catholic mother. Trained as an apprentice carver, he moved to Berlin then Vienna, where, in 1928 he studied painting, drawing and sculpture.
oil on canvas
H 74 x W 39.5 cm
gift from the artist, 1986
M RO 31