Arnold Boecklin

(redirected from Arnold Bocklin)

Boecklin, Arnold


Born Oct. 16, 1827, in Basel, Switzerland; died Jan. 16, 1901, in San Domenico di Fiesole, Italy. Swiss painter.

Boecklin studied in Düsseldorf (1845–47) and worked in Basel, Munich, and Italy. Wishing to avoid depicting reality, he created an imaginary world in his pictures, often purposely mysterious. At first, he painted romantic landscapes with mythological figures; later, fantastic scenes with nymphs, sea monsters, and so on (Triton and Nereid, 1873–74). His later compositions (Island of the Dead, 1880, Museum of Art in Basel), in which artificial symbolism was combined with naturalistically authentic details, had an influence on German symbolism and Jugendstil. Boecklin’s pictures are painted in bright, harsh colors, mainly with tempera.


Schmidt, G. Boecklin heute. Basel, 1951.
References in periodicals archive ?
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 (1827-1901).
Se trata de Autorretrato con la Muerte que toca la viola de 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.
Ballard vincula no en balde con La isla de los muertos (1880), el cuadro mas celebre de Arnold Bocklin, y donde tambien descansan los restos de Sergei Diaghilev, Ezra Pound e Igor Stravinski.
At age 18, de Chirico began his studies at Munich's Academy of Fine Arts, and began reading the philosophical works of Nietzsche and Schopenhauer, and studying the paintings of Arnold Bocklin, the Swiss painter whose magic realism appealed to and influenced the young art student.
More recently, a 2006 group show at the Institut Mathildenhohe in Darmstadt, Germany, "Mathilda Is Calling," featured Macuga's The Past Is a Foreign Country: They Do Things Differently There, 2006, which incorporated works from the city's museum collections, making explicit references to Joseph Beuys (including a remake of his Wirtschaftswerte [Economic Values], 1980), Martin Kippenberger, Jugendstil design, and Swiss symbolist painter Arnold Bocklin.
En Alemania, Ruelas se empapo de la mitologia germana y entro en contacto con la pintura simbolista de Arnold Bocklin (1827-1901) y de Max Klinger (1857-1920), quienes influyeron de manera decisiva en su obra, quizas porque el simbolismo se cenia a su personalidad como anillo al dedo.