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

The Guardian of Paradise

Oil on canvas, 250 x 167 cm
Villa Stuck, Munich

A concern for the matching of art and setting led Stuck to build a large villa for himself in Munich (1897-98), now a museum, for which he provided architectural plans and designs for both decoration and furniture, and in which he installed paintings and sculptural works. The villa's decoration was a variant of Pompeian style, with dark walls and the use of unusual and sumptuous materials (all in situ).

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