vrijdag, juli 24, 2020

Carl Spitzweg

Carl Spitzweg: An Italian Studio, 1840s.

"This scene of an artist's studio shows a young woman seated on a plinth. The large room is professionally furnished as an artist's studio complete with the recently invented and then fashionable carbide lighting, a plinth, a linen cloth background, and a stove to keep a comfortable room temperature. Two men, who Wichmann identifies as the artist and his patron, are seen conversing on the left.
The present work was painted in Italy, probably Venice, where the so-called Drummond light had been in use since 1826.
(bron: Lemperz)

Carl Spitzweg: Der Historienmaler, circa 1843.

this fascinating painting is thought to be a stylised depiction of the interior of Spitzweg's studio. Its occupant, wearing a long house coat and berret, stands admiring a group of paintings. Certainly, the painting abounds in tantalising self-referential clues. On the picture crate can be read 'Hanno', presumably the first letters of 'Hannover', a name he associated with bad luck throughout his career; while the plaster goddess of luck, wearing a fool's cap, is a symbol of his lack of success at Hanover's Kunstverein (artists' assocation). Thus, Spitzweg becomes the subject of the very mockery usually reserved for the Sonderlinge (odd men out) that people his pictorial world.
(bron: Sotheby's)

Carl Spitzweg: Der Porträtmaler, 1855. (bron: WikiArt)

Carl Spitzweg: Der Maler, Um 1860. (bron: Ketterer Kunst)

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