In the Hammock, Hans Thoma
Hans Thoma
In the Hammock
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Hans Thoma

In the Hammock, 1876

107 x 147 cm
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Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
SG 22
Acquired in 1908 with funds provided by the Pfungst-Stiftung
Not on display


About the Work

The perfect idyll: swinging idly in the hammock in the shady garden. Thoma painted this scene the year before his marriage to the flower painter Cella Berteneder. It shows his future bride with a child in her lap. And yet they both look annoyingly stiff, as if they do not know each other very well. The luxuriant green of the setting in which they seem to be floating becomes unsettlingly gloomy in the background. What at first sight seems to be a tranquil picture of mother and child leads the viewer - upon closer examination - into a strange dream world.

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