Franz von Stuck

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Franz von Stuck

183 artworks

German Symbolist painter and sculptor

Born 1863 - Died 1928

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Sin

1893

Oil on canvas

95 x 59.7 cms | 37 1/4 x 23 1/2 ins

Neue Pinakothek, München, Germany

Sensuality

1891

Oil on canvas

Private collection, ,

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Angel with the Flaming Sword

1889

Oil on canvas

250 x 167 cms | 98 1/4 x 65 1/2 ins

Public collection, ,

Credit: Brian Yode's GoodArt Gallery

Die Sinnlichkeit

Sensuality

circa 1897

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Crucifixion

1913

Tempera on canvas

190 x 165 cms | 74 3/4 x 64 3/4 ins

Museum of Fine Arts, Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany

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The Kiss of the Sphinx

circa 1905

Oil on canvas

160 x 144.8 cms | 62 3/4 x 57 ins

Szepmuveszeti Museum, Budapest, Hungary

Lucifer

1890

Oil on canvas

Private collection, ,

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STUCK, FRANZ VON (1863-1928), German painter, was born in Bavaria, and received his artistic training at the Munich Academy. He first made a name with his illustration for Fliegende Blätterto (to which Mihály von Munkácsy [1844-1900] also contributed), and vignette designs for programmes and book decoration. He did not devote himself to painting till after 1889, the year in which he achieved a marked success with his first picture, The Warder of Paradise. His style in painting is based on a thorough mastery of design, and is sculptural rather than pictorial. His favorite subjects are of mythological and allegorical character, but in his treatment of time-worn motifs he is altogether unconventional. A statuette of an athlete, bronze casts of which are at the Berlin and Budapest national galleries and the Hamburg Museum, affords convincing proof of his talent for plastic art. Among his paintings the best known are Sin and War, at the Munich Pinakothek, The Sphinx, The Crucifixion, The Rivals, Paradise Lost, Oedipus, Temptation, and Lucifer. Though Stuck was one of the leaderMunich Sezessione enjoyed an appointment of professor at the academy.

Source: Entry on the artist in the 1911 Edition Encyclopedia.