Ein Mörder, von Furien verfolgt

Ein Mörder, von Furien verfolgt

Dating
1870
More about this artwork
Böcklin did not balk at horrific subjects. Reports of a murder committed in Alsace prompted him to paint this picture. In classical mythology the Furies are goddesses of retribution who avenge serious crimes, notably family murders. Schack wrote: ‘It is certainly not the task of art to arouse terror in the manner of a ghost story; but terror is here ennobled by a magnificent conception and impresses us with all the force of a tragic scene.’
Inventory Number
11537
Birth year of the artist
1827
Year the artist deceased
1901
Dimensions of the object
80 x 141 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, Ein Mörder, von Furien verfolgt, 1870, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/A0GOYwKxdp (Last updated on 29.11.2019)

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