Drachen in einer Felsenschlucht

Drachen in einer Felsenschlucht

Dating
1870
More about this artwork
In this painting, which reflects Böcklin’s experience of a hazardous Alpine crossing, the artist may have taken his cue from the Devil’s Bridge over the Schöllenen gorge en route to the St Gotthard pass. The fabulous beast that appears in the wild, rocky landscape symbolises the threat posed to humanity by the forces of nature.
Inventory Number
11531
Birth year of the artist
1827
Year the artist deceased
1901
Dimensions of the object
152 x 92,5 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Öl auf Leinwand
Genre
Malerei
Department
19. Jahrhundert
Origin
1871 durch Adolf Friedrich Graf von Schack erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München
Citation
Arnold Böcklin, Drachen in einer Felsenschlucht, 1870, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/5RGQKJbxz3 (Last updated on 29.11.2019)

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