Elfentanz im Erlenhain

Elfentanz im Erlenhain

Dating
um 1860
More about this artwork
In Nordic mythology elves are creatures of light who embody the forces of nature and occupy a position between mortals and the gods. They are shy and, though physically weaker than mortals, can harm them. Elves enjoy dancing in lonely places on moonlit summer nights. Ludwig Tieck tells of their doings in his fairytale `Die Elfen¿ (The Elves). Schwind shows them as magical beings, using pale colours to suggest their weightlessness as they dance in a circle in mid-air.
Inventory Number
11570
Birth year of the artist
1804
Year the artist deceased
1871
Dimensions of the object
64,7 x 47,7 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Öl auf Leinwand
Genre
Malerei
Department
19. Jahrhundert
Origin
1869 durch Adolf Friedrich Graf von Schack erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München
Citation
Moritz von Schwind, Elfentanz im Erlenhain, um 1860, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/8eGVnMBGWQ (Last updated on 29.11.2019)

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