STUCK, Franz von
(b. 1863, Tettenweis, d. 1928, Tetschen)

Wild Hunt

c. 1888
Oil on wood, 53 x 84 cm
Lenbachhaus, Munich

Stuck claimed that his first attempt at painting in oils was the picture Wild Hunt (c. 1888; Lenbachhaus, Munich), a frenzied treatment of a mythological theme in the manner of Arnold Böcklin. Mythological subjects continued to occupy Stuck throughout his career, although the more striking among his works were single figures rather than groups, and scenes of almost hieratic majesty rather than vigorous movement.

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