The Little Garden of Paradise, Upper Rhenish Master ca. 1410/20
Upper Rhenish Master ca. 1410/20
The Little Garden of Paradise
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Upper Rhenish Master ca. 1410/20

The Little Garden of Paradise, ca. 1410 – 1420


Malfläche
25.6 x 32.8 cm
Bildträger
26.3 x 33.4 x 0.6 cm
Physical Description
Mixed technique on oak
Inventory Number
HM 54
Acquisition
On permanent loan from Historisches Museum Frankfurt am Main since 1922
Status
On display, 2nd upper level, Old Masters, room 3

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In unparalleled manner, the courtly charm of the Late Gothic, so-called Soft Style unites in this work with the realistic observation of nature: twenty-four plant and twelve bird species are precisely identifiable. The artist was evidently also quite knowledgeable about the behaviour of animals. The theme is a gathering in paradise attended by the Virgin and Child and a number of saints. Elements of the sacred ‘hortus conclusus’ (‘closed garden’) – an allusion to Mary’s virginity – are skilfully combined with motifs from secular castle and love gardens.

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  • Basic information
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  • Highlights of the Städel Collection
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Kunst|Stück – Oberrheinischer Meister: Das Paradiesgärtlein
Sammlungshighlights des Städel Museums in unterhaltsamen und informativen Filmen – das sind die Kunst|Stücke. Entdecken Sie spannende Details zu Kunstwerken aus ungewöhnlichen Blickwinkeln in unter zwei Minuten. Oberrheinischer Meister: Das Paradiesgärtlein (um 1410–20), Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main. https://sammlung.staedelmuseum.de/de/werk/das-paradiesgaertlein#yt

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14.05.2024