Orangerote Aurikel (Primula auricula) mit Stachelbeer-Harlekin und sich einspinnender Raupe, Barbara Regina Dietzsch;   attributed
Barbara Regina Dietzsch
Orangerote Aurikel (Primula auricula) mit Stachelbeer-Harlekin und sich einspinnender Raupe
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Barbara Regina Dietzsch attributed

Orangerote Aurikel (Primula auricula) mit Stachelbeer-Harlekin und sich einspinnender Raupe


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288 x 208 mm
Inventory Number
1396
Object Number
1396 Z
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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With the various activities she pursued in Nuremberg – her drawing oeuvre, her publications and her art lessons – Maria Sibylla Merian founded in that town a tradition of flower and plant depiction by women. Among her followers, some practised the genre on a private/domestic basis, some professionally. In the eighteenth century, the Dietzsches – a family of artists in Nuremberg – adopted and continued that tradition. Barbara Regina Dietzsch and her siblings developed a successful drawing style so painting-like in appearance that, with it, they entered the male-dominated domain of painting. The family produced precious showpieces: depictions of flowers and plants rendered in vibrant colours and with a high degree of plasticity and set off against flat, dark backgrounds. Mounted and framed, they could also be displayed to striking effect on the wall. This type of painting on vellum was superb in quality, especially when it came from the hand of Barbara Regina Dietzsch herself. She can be considered a follower of the Baroque tradition of contemplative art appreciation mindful of Creation. Yet the aspect of scientific fidelity to nature recedes into the background in her works in favour of a highly developed decorative aesthetic.

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Orangerote Aurikel (Primula auricula) mit Stachelbeer-Harlekin und sich einspinnender Raupe
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Verso Stempel des Städelschen Kunstinstituts, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2356)
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Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
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18.05.2022