Storm at Sea off the Norwegian Coast, Andreas Achenbach
Andreas Achenbach
Storm at Sea off the Norwegian Coast
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Andreas Achenbach

Storm at Sea off the Norwegian Coast, 1837


Dimensions
179.0 x 272.0 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
875
Acquisition
Acquired in 1837
Status
Not exhibited

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About the Work

The tumultuous sea hurtles the ship towards the harsh crags. To heighten the drama, the artist has deliberately cast the brightest light on the surf between the rocks and the mighty cliffs on the coast. From a safe distance, the viewer shudders in view of nature’s majestic transcendence over the inconsequentiality of man. Andreas Achenbach was an important German Romanticist landscape painter and a representative of the Düsseldorf school of painting. It was not until 1839 – two years after the execution of this work – that he actually travelled to Norway.

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Storm at Sea off the Norwegian Coast
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Oil on canvas
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Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert und datiert unten links: A. Achenbach. 1837. München.

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© Städel Museum
Acquisition
Acquired in 1837

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  • 25H131 rocky coast
  • 26A4 low clouds and those originating from rising air currents

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20.08.2019