Blossoming Lilac, Max Slevogt
Max Slevogt
Blossoming Lilac
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Max Slevogt

Blossoming Lilac, ca. 1921


Dimensions
54 x 66 cm
Physical Description
Oil on wood
Inventory Number
SG 324
Acquisition
Acquired in 1921 with funds provided by the Pfungst-Stiftung
Status
On display, 1st upper level, Modern Art

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About the Work

Alongside Max Liebermann and Lovis Corinth, Max Slevogt is one of the most influential representatives of German Impressionism. The artist has used various shades of green and purple to create an atmospheric painting of the blossoming lilac in his garden in Neukastel. In the lower part of the picture, the filigree twigs of the bush and its delicate blossoms blend into the dark green thicket of the summer garden, while at the top they stand out clearly against the blue and white sky.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Blossoming Lilac
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on wood
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signert unten links: Slevogt

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Acquisition
Acquired in 1921 with funds provided by the Pfungst-Stiftung

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Research and Discussion

Provenance

Object History
Max Slevogt (1868-1932)
verkauft an die Stadt Frankfurt am Main, 1921.

Information

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Last update

25.01.2021