(b. 1827, Basel, d. 1901, Firenze)

Campagna Landscape

Oil on canvas, 88 x 105 cm
Nationalgalerie, Berlin

Böcklin eschewed the barroom sensuality and "for real" finish of the Parisian's Salon art for a far more liberated and original experience. With radically differing styles at his command, the painter could render sensitive, almost Impressionistic views, such as this early landscape.