Park einer italienischen Villa

Park einer italienischen Villa

Dating
um 1860
More about this artwork
"The Park of an Italian Villa" is bathed in a soft, orangey evening light that, owing to it's almost unnatural effect creates a strong impression, making for an unusual feeling and raising the ordinary rustic dance scene to one that moves more into the idealized. The women of the scene seem, thanks to the lighting, not at all rustic, but somewhat reflective, graceful, almost nymph-like. The work's unreal, dream-like quality is strengthened by the sculptures that have a life-like quality, as if observing the scene.

On closer look, in the background just visible between the leaves of the trees and bushes, a villa, part the park, is half hidden. Bathed in setting sun, it is the brightest part of the painting; it, too, has an almost fantastic feeling.
Displayed
Not on display
Inventory Number
12512
Birth year of the artist
1827
Year the artist deceased
1905
Dimensions of the object
129,8 x 116,4 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Öl auf Leinwand
Genre
Malerei
Department
19. Jahrhundert
Origin
1957 als Überweisung aus Staatsbesitz erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Neue Pinakothek München
Citation
Oswald Achenbach, Park einer italienischen Villa, um 1860, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Neue Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/02LAXYpxyk (Last updated on 27.08.2021)

You may also be interested in the following works of art: