"The material connection with the piece is the melancholic evening mood, which is also often reflected in Kafka's lyrics, and also a kind of subtle but constant unease. Kafka may have once said that Prague is a mother who never lets one out of her claws. I find this kind of attractive force connected with the constant reminder of the past (whether new or old) fascinating in Jakub Schikaneder. His other paintings with evening or nighttime themes (Evening Mood or Embankment with Tram) also reflect the atmosphere in which Kafka wrote."
— Detlev Glanert
Evening Mood, Jakub Schikaneder