The Triumph of Religion in the Arts, Friedrich Overbeck
Friedrich Overbeck
The Triumph of Religion in the Arts
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Friedrich Overbeck

The Triumph of Religion in the Arts, 1829 – 1840


Dimensions
392 x 392 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
892
Acquisition
Acquired in 1840
Status
On display, 2nd upper level, Old Masters, stairway

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This programmatic picture of the Nazarenes is closely linked with the founding history of the Städel. As an interpretation of the history of art it was intended to have a didactic effect on the visitors to the rooms of the newly established institute. Overbeck, who was commissioned with its production, was considered by his contemporaries to be "by far the greatest artist who ever lived". Over one hundred artists have been assembled in this triumphant picture, where they are worshipping the Virgin Mary. This concept of art did not fit with the forward-looking mood in the liberal middle-class city, and the painting aroused violent criticism after its completion.

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  • Basic information
    01:00
  • Focus on Frankfurt
    00:59
  • Focus on art history
    02:28
  • Focus on material
    03:08
  • Focus on religion
    01:52

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14.05.2024