Der Violinspieler
Edward Jakob von Steinle (1810-1886)

Der Violinspieler,

1863
Material / Technology / Carrier
Öl auf Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
125,8 x 80,3 cm
Department
19. Jahrhundert
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
11549
Acquisition
1863 durch Adolf Friedrich Graf von Schack vom Künstler erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München
Citation
Edward Jakob von Steinle, Der Violinspieler, 1863, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/wE4KJmpGZ5 (Last updated on 19.06.2023)
This musician's elegant Renaissance garments lend him an extravagant air. To play his violin he has climbed a church tower: the painter seems to be saying that all true artists must rise above the everyday world and its concerns. This aura of exclusivity is reinforced by subtle yet striking colour harmonies, especially in the distant view of the evening sky at the lower left.