Triton und Nereïde

Triton und Nereïde

Dating
1874
More about this artwork
Böcklin here places figures from classical mythology in surroundings evoking primordial nature. While the savage Triton blows into his conch-shell horn, the Nereid turns lovingly towards a huge sea serpent. Schack described the effect: ‘A fierce joy dominates the scene; it is as though one can hear the roaring and whistling of the spirit of Nature, the exultant cries of the spirits of the elements in their battle with the raging forces of the sea and air.’
Inventory Number
11534
Birth year of the artist
1827
Year the artist deceased
1901
Dimensions of the object
105,3 x 194 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Öl auf Leinwand
Genre
Malerei
Department
19. Jahrhundert
Origin
1874 durch Adolf Friedrich Graf von Schack erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München
Citation
Arnold Böcklin, Triton und Nereïde, 1874, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/A9xlyJNLWv (Last updated on 29.11.2019)

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