In the paintings gallery at Kunsthaus Zurich, there is a wonderfully odd work from 1892 by the Swiss symbolist Arnold Bocklin
titled Saint Anthony Preaching to the Fish.
The Swiss Symbolism painter Arnold Bocklin
became the most important figure and a source of inspiration as his art captivated younger generations with its wide imagination and peculiar depiction of figures.
A parte Poussin o Lorrain, in questo decimo capitolo, e citato anche il pittore svizzero Arnold Bocklin
, (25) chiaramente influenzato dalla bellezza paesaggistica dell'Italia (Gatani, 2007: 310-321), soprattutto della Toscana, dove rimase fino alia morte.
While we may be aware of Swiss artists such as Arnold Bocklin
, Jean-Etienne Liotard, Felix Vallotton and Giovanni Giacometti, Dinkel's name is not a familiar one, and this exhibition, showing his engaging watercolours of Swiss women in regional costume alongside landscapes by his contemporaries, comes as an agreeable surprise.
Two of his Tone Poems after Arnold Bocklin
proved delightful miniatures, persuasively introduced by Edward Gardner, the orchestra's popular principal guest conductor.
1, entitled Plague, is by Arnold Bocklin
Conductor Lother Koenigs was in his element leading the orchestra in this dark tale inspired by Arnold Bocklin
"Paula's Heroes" introduces artists she admired--the Wilhelm Leibl circle, the Neu-Dachau group around Adolf Hoelzel, the symbolists Arnold Bocklin
and Max Klinger, the Barbizon school, as well as Gustave Courbet, Charles Cottet and Auguste Rodin.
Focusing on his inner life (rather than all aspects of his biography), she examines its representation in his poetry, his exploration of pantheism, mystical encounters during his European travels, the influence of painter Arnold Bocklin
, his affair with Anna Nikolaevna Gippius, his friend and posthumous publisher Valerii Briusov, his poetry collection Dreams and Meditations, his desire to abolish death through mysticism, the influence of Nietzsche, and his accidental drowning at the age of twenty-three.
Perhaps Schepp resented the bargain he had struck with Dora, whose fears he had impulsively taken on while they were both, in their younger years, viewing Arnold Bocklin
's Island of the Dead?