Medea

Medea

Dating
1870
More about this artwork
The heroine of Euripides's play »Medea« is abandoned by her husband Jason and in revenge kills the children they have had. In his history painting Feuerbach homes in not on the dreadful deed itself, but on a moment of tranquillity. The effect is all the more searing in its monumentality.
Inventory Number
9826
Birth year of the artist
1829
Year the artist deceased
1880
Dimensions of the object
198 x 395,5 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Öl auf Leinwand
Genre
Malerei
Department
19. Jahrhundert
Origin
1879 durch König Ludwig II. auf der internationalen Kunstaustellung im Münchner Glaspalast vom Künstler erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Neue Pinakothek München
Citation
Anselm Feuerbach, Medea, 1870, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Neue Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/ApL8qDJGN2 (Last updated on 07.11.2019)

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