Church Ruin in Winter, Carl Georg Adolph Hasenpflug
Carl Georg Adolph Hasenpflug
Church Ruin in Winter
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Carl Georg Adolph Hasenpflug

Church Ruin in Winter, 1848


Dimensions
57.7 x 69.7 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
2432
Acquisition
Acquired in 2014 with means provided by the Werner Wirthle bequest
Status
Not exhibited

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Silence. The onlooker’s gaze is guided towards the light through a rounded arch. Snow reflects the sun, which casts a dim light onto the church ruin. The atmospheric mise-en-scène appeals to the viewer’s curiosity to find out what is going on. Set in a wintry landscape with a dead tree, the derelict building with its Gothic and Romanic architectural elements is reminiscent of motifs typical for the Dresden Romantics around Caspar David Friedrich. The minute handling of paint shows the influence of Carl Friedrich Lessing, the head of the Düsseldorf School, whom Hasenpflug had met in the 1830s.

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Church Ruin in Winter
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Signiert und datiert unten rechts: C. Hasenpflug. 1848

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© Städel Museum
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Acquired in 2014 with means provided by the Werner Wirthle bequest

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14.10.2019