Youths in a Landscape ("Two Youths"), Hans von Marées
Hans von Marées
Youths in a Landscape ("Two Youths")
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Hans von Marées

Youths in a Landscape ("Two Youths"), ca. 1875


Dimensions
98.3 x 70.0 cm
Inventory Number
SG 293
Acquisition
Acquired prior to 1918 as a gift from Arthur Volkmann.
Status
Not on display

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About the Work

The young men in Hans Marées's painting embody a timeless, ideal beauty, whose state of preservation belies the idea of the imperishable. The asphaltum which the artist used as a priming has not only darkened the surfaces of his works, but has also damaged them considerably. And so the picture, which conjures up antiquity as the site of longing and space for an ideal human existence in nature, simultaneously resonates with its loss. Most of Marées's work was produced in Italy and it was not until the early years of the twentieth century that it achieved broad recognition. Together with Anselm Feuerbach and Arnold Böcklin, he belongs to the group of Deutschrömer (Roman Germans).

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Youths in a Landscape ("Two Youths")
Painter
Period Produced
Object Type
Material
Technique
Work Catalogues
  • Meier-Graefe 337

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Acquisition
Acquired prior to 1918 as a gift from Arthur Volkmann.

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Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Associated Persons and Institutions

Iconclass

Primary
  • 31D12 youth, adolescent
  • 31A the (nude) human figure; 'Corpo humano' (Ripa)
  • 31A14 human figure of ideal proportions, e.g. academic nude
  • 31A2311 'contrapposto', 'Standbein und Spielbein'
  • 25H landscapes
Secondary

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24.11.2020