domingo, agosto 03, 2003
"Bocklin was born in Basel, Switzerland, and trained in Dusseldorf. He came late to Symbolism: all his early work was very much in the spirit of German Romantic painting: heavily atmospheric landscapes, lowering thunderstorms and lonely mountains.
By the time he painted his most famous work, The Isle of the Dead, he had grown beyond his youthful romanticism and was treating mythological subjects and landscapes in an entirely personal way.Originally called "A Quiet Place", this is Bocklin's most famous work: three versions of it can be seen in public collections.
It was painted on commission for a young widow who wanted "an image to dream about."
Sanctuary of Hercules;Odysseus and Calypso.
posted by Luís Miguel Dias domingo, agosto 03, 2003