At noon in the Tuileries Garden, Adolf Von Menzel
- Posted by Adolf Von Menzel
- Museum: Dresden Gallery
- Year: Unknown
Overview of the painting :
At noon in the Tuileries Garden – Adolf Von Menzel. B / g. Oil on canvas. 49×70
Adolf Menzel (1815-1905) is a German artist, a representative of the direction, which was called romantic historicism. At the same time, he is in a certain sense a paradoxical figure: the painter lived a long life – 90 years, which in itself covers a large, full of change era.
But psychologically, his life seems even longer, since such works, like “Concert In San Susi.” (episode from the life of King Prussia Frederick the Great) so truthfully and thoroughly reproduce the situation of royal life in the middle of the 18th century, that a certain intellectual effort is required, to understand, that this was not written by an eyewitness of the event, and the artist, living a hundred years later. In other words, Menzel’s talent and skill give the impression of him as a person who belonged to a much longer historical perspective. In this context, the Dresden picture is on another chronological edge – it testifies to the organic perception of the latest artistic style in the time of Menzel – impressionism. And looking at her, you can not help but remember Edward Man.