Italian view

A thin twisted pine tree, fishermen’s houses below, Curonian lagoon view opening on the right and Bulvikis horn in the distance – that is a theme of Nida landscape opening from the Uošvės hill in Skruzdynė, that artists and photographers started calling “Italian view” in the late 19th c – beginning of 20th c. Although up until now it is hard to say why the name held, the theme of this view appears in the paintings of many artists that worked in Nida: B.F. Behrendt, E. Wirth, W. Riemann, M. Pechstein, E. Mollenhauer etc. After when in 1930 Thomas Mann has built a summerhouse on the Uošvės hill, “Italian view“ started to be associated with the writers name.