Still Life with Pansies, Henri Fantin-Latour
Henri Fantin-Latour
Still Life with Pansies
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Henri Fantin-Latour

Still Life with Pansies, 1892


Dimensions
32.5 x 53 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
1902
Acquisition
Acquired in 1935 as a gift from the Gans heirs
Status
On display, 1st upper level, Modern Art

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About the Work

Modest, demure and pure: that is how the popular saying describes violets, the genus to which pansies also belong. Arranged in several clay pots, they stretch their heads in all directions. The light from above allows for an atmospheric interplay of light and shade, which together with the monochrome background creates an intimate setting. Instead of getting lost in the details, Fantin-Latour uses flat brushstrokes to create a remarkably lively flower arrangement. His flower still lifes are among the loveliest of his time.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Still Life with Pansies
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert und datiert oben rechts: Fantin. 92

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 1935 as a gift from the Gans heirs

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Associated Persons and Institutions
Associated Source
  • William Shakespeare: Ein Sommernachtstraum

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Primary
Secondary
  • 41A773 container of ceramics: jar, jug, pot, vase

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24.11.2020