Villa by the Sea, Arnold Böcklin
Arnold Böcklin
Villa by the Sea
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Arnold Böcklin, Villa am Meer, um 1864, Öl auf Leinwand, 62,1 x 74,3 cm, München, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Neue Pinakothek, Inv. 10811

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Arnold Böcklin, Villa am Meer I, 1864, Öl auf Leinwand, 124,5 x 174,5 cm, München, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack, Inv. 11528

Arnold Böcklin, Villa am Meer II, 1865, Öl auf Leinwand, 123,4 x 173,2 cm, München, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack, Inv. 11536

Arnold Böcklin, Villa am Meer, um 1877, Öl auf Leinwand, 108 x 156 cm, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Inv. 1512

Arnold Böcklin, Villa am Meer, 1878, Öl auf Leinwand, 110 x 160 cm, Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Inv. KV 1102

Arnold Böcklin

Villa by the Sea, 1871 – 1874


Dimensions
108 x 154 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
1260
Acquisition
Acquired in 1894
Status
On display, 1st upper level, Modern Art, room 5

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The painting is especially interesting due to its ambiguity: there is no explanation about who this woman is or why she is standing on the beach looking out to sea. Böcklin deliberately evokes different associations in this artwork that is so very characteristic for him. For instance, it suggests mourning, transience and melancholy. This is consistent with Böcklin’s notion that each viewer should find their own interpretation. There are five versions of this motif, of which this is the third. The motif was very meaningful to the painter and is now one of his most famous.

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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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14.05.2024