Palermo: In the Park of the Villa Tasca, Wilhelm von Gloeden
Wilhelm von Gloeden
Palermo: In the Park of the Villa Tasca
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Wilhelm von Gloeden

Palermo: In the Park of the Villa Tasca, 1895 (print 1925)


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36.5 x 26.5 cm
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Silver Gelatin Print on paper
Inventory Number
St.F.95
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011, property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
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Not on display

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In 1876 his lung disease caused Wilhelm von Gloeden to settle in Sicily where he took up photography. In his works he revives the ideal of Antiquity. Framed with cypresses and pine trees a temple is elevated above a lake and transports the viewer to a past, pastoral time. The blurred reflexions on the surface of the water turn the view into an atmospheric landscape. However, to the photographer the given aspects do not suffice: in order to emphasise the idyllic effect, he adds two swans from another photograph.

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Palermo: In the Park of the Villa Tasca
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Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Eigentum des Städelschen Museums-Vereins e.V.
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CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
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Acquired in 2011, property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

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24.11.2020