Der Türmer

Der Türmer

More about this artwork
Schack admired Steinle less for his religious paintings, for which the artist was best known in his own day, than for his fairytale-like images of subjects from the world of medieval legend and Romantic poetry. The warden in this picture gazes down confidently at the world. In this way the artist alludes obliquely to the phenomena of looking and seeing, to sensory perception as an aesthetic experience, as expounded by the visionary tower warden Lynceus in Goethe¿s Faust Part Two.
Inventory Number
11551
Birth year of the artist
1810
Year the artist deceased
1886
Dimensions of the object
140,5 x 69,6 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Öl auf Leinwand
Genre
Malerei
Department
19. Jahrhundert
Origin
1863 durch Adolf Friedrich Graf von Schack vom Künstler erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München
Citation
Edward Jakob von Steinle, Der Türmer, 1859, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/Qlx2dv1GXq (Last updated on 29.11.2019)

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