Taormina mit dem Ätna

Taormina mit dem Ätna

Artist
Carl Rottmann
Dating
wohl 1829
More about this artwork
The view portrayed in "Taormina with Etna" brings to light a composition that is typical for Rottmann: The lengthy bay coastline runs in a wide arc from the left middle ground over and above the middle of the painting and back, then stretches further into the distance. The painting's feeling of great depth is achieved through a subtle staggering of very clear shading, a reduction of color intensity in the background as well as through a masterful manipulation of light. The zones that are lit from the sun and those that are cast in deep shadow, as in the right foreground, are placed alternatively next to each other. This, as well as the elevated standpoint of the observer gives the landscape a bird's eye view perspective.

This small oil painting is closely related to the cycle of Italian landscapes in the Hofgarten, which has a similar perspective. Rottmann made frequent use of his studies, which were made during his work on the large cycles, using individual motifs over and over again in various sized versions of paintings.
Inventory Number
WAF 845
Birth year of the artist
1797
Year the artist deceased
1850
Dimensions of the object
48 x 72,9 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Öl auf Leinwand
Genre
Malerei
Department
19. Jahrhundert
Origin
1841 durch König Ludwig I. aus der Sammlung Klenze erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Neue Pinakothek München
Citation
Carl Rottmann, Taormina mit dem Ätna, wohl 1829, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Neue Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/anxgBgo4Eq (Last updated on 07.11.2019)

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