Stürmischer Abend
Johann Wilhelm Schirmer (1807-1863)

Stürmischer Abend,

um 1860
Material / Technology / Carrier
Öl auf Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
37,9 x 60,6 cm
Not on display
19. Jahrhundert
Inventory number
1919 aus dem Kunsthandel erworben
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Neue Pinakothek München
Johann Wilhelm Schirmer, Stürmischer Abend, um 1860, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Neue Pinakothek München, URL: (Last updated on 19.06.2023)
The painting "Stormy Evening" depicts a coming storm in the Roman countryside and makes clear Schirmer's direct rapport to landscape and his ability to capture impressions and moods. Staffage figures, typical for heroic landscape painting, are not integrated. Nevertheless, the artist has introduced, through his use of the threatening force of nature, an imposing and lofty element into the painting. In so doing he moved away from the more intimate landscape of French painting and followed rather the course of the German late-romantic landscape painters who emphasized instead the monumental and the temporary.

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