Das Theater von Taormina
Franz Ludwig Catel (1778-1856)

Das Theater von Taormina,

um 1818
Material / Technology / Carrier
Öl auf Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
38,7 x 61,5 cm
19. Jahrhundert
Inventory number
wohl 1869 durch Adolf Friedrich Graf von Schack erworben
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München
Franz Ludwig Catel, Das Theater von Taormina, um 1818, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/wq4jEeoGWo (Last updated on 19.06.2023)
This view of Taormina and Mount Etna combines the awe-inspiring natural scenery of Sicily with the remains of ancient Greek colonisation, which began on the island¿s eastern shore. Goethe read Homer while in Taormina and was convinced that `there can be no better commentary on the Odyssey than this vital environment¿. The painting is sketch-like and was executed swiftly, but is unlikely to have been painted on the spot. Catel made a great success of selling such visual mementoes to travellers.

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