Villa by the Sea, Arnold Böcklin
Arnold Böcklin
Villa by the Sea
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Arnold Böcklin

Villa by the Sea, 1871 – 1874


Dimensions
108.0 x 154.0 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
1260
Acquisition
Acquired in 1894
Status
On display

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About the Work

Dark clouds, cypresses bowing to the wind and a villa by the sea in the red evening sky served as a dramatic setting for this metaphor of solitude. A withdrawn female figure is standing on the beach, as if she were on stage. The body’s melancholy posture, with her head resting in her hand, can be traced under her cloak. Böcklin is alluding to the onlooker’s withdrawal into his self. This is the third version of five dealing with this subject, which was of great importance to the artist.

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  • Kunst|Stück – Arnold Böcklin: Villa am Meer
    Kunst|Stück – 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. Arnold Böcklin: Villa am Meer (1871-74), Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main. https://sammlung.staedelmuseum.de/de/werk/villa-am-meer#yt

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Title
Villa by the Sea
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Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Material
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Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert unten links: A Böcklin

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© Städel Museum
Acquisition
Acquired in 1894

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06.08.2019