Tivoli

Tivoli

More about this artwork
This nature study, done in oil on paper and most likely completed on site, shows Tivoli and its cliff location. The elevated standpoint of the viewer encompasses a view of the plateau as well as the valley beneath the city and hints at a view of the sea. The waterfalls are barely visible; only the "Cascata Grande" to the left is suggested as a thin stream. The city in the background is depicted in bright colors, and appears to reflect the light. The subtle tonal gradations with the shadows also in color, allow the rock formations and other objects to merge with each other in a soft, shimmering atmospheric light in which details disappear. Dillis has chosen an unusual view of the famous Tivoli and, through the use of delicately nuanced tones of pink, violet, gray and yellow, alludes to the time of day as well as the climatic conditions, capturing a distinct, vivid moment.
Inventory Number
9321
Birth year of the artist
1759
Year the artist deceased
1841
Dimensions of the object
36,4 x 51,5 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Öl auf Papier, auf Pappe geklebt
Genre
Malerei
Department
19. Jahrhundert
Origin
1925 aus dem Kunsthandel erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Neue Pinakothek München
Citation
Johann Georg von Dillis, Tivoli, um 1830/32, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Neue Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/A9xlKRl4Wv (Last updated on 07.05.2020)

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