During his summer in the picturesque Wachau region, Anton Faistauer (1887–1930), accompanied by his wife Ida Andersen, took his inspiration from the surrounding nature, the ruins and the rural architecture. He rendered the peaceful idyl around him in painting, as he did here in this Wachau Landsacape of 1913 or in Road into Dürnstein. He discovered anew the harmonious sunny colors and the form vocabulary of his idol Paul Cézanne (1839–1906). Easily and organically, walls and trees, colorfully patchy and multi-faceted, fit themselves into the mountain face in the picture. A small piece of bright blue sky makes the sensual composition of light earthy brown, white, and green look even more balanced.