Ein heiliger Hain

Ein heiliger Hain

Dating
um 1871
More about this artwork
Böcklin often lent his paintings an aura of mystery and unreality by including fabulous creatures and other mythological elements. In this example a unicorn sits on the ground before a dark grove, flanked by two golden sacrificial bowls on tall stands. The subject is enigmatic. In Schack’s opinion the picture shows ‘one of Armida’s magic forests guarded by unicorns’.
Inventory Number
11530
Birth year of the artist
1827
Year the artist deceased
1901
Dimensions of the object
80,5 x 103,1 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Öl auf Leinwand
Genre
Malerei
Department
19. Jahrhundert
Origin
Vor 1874 durch Adolf Friedrich Graf von Schack erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München
Citation
Arnold Böcklin, Ein heiliger Hain, um 1871, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/y7GE19OGPV (Last updated on 29.11.2019)

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