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


Oil on canvas, 48 x 46 cm
Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna

Mythological subjects continued to occupy Stuck throughout his career, the more striking among his works were single figures rather than groups, and scenes of almost hieratic majesty rather than vigorous movement, for example, the distressing vision of a wounded faun in the snow, Lost (1891; Belvedere, Vienna). Stuck's approach to composition, line and colour, reveals a preference for the decorative rather than the impressionistic; but his figures retain a strong sense of mass, which distinguishes his work from much contemporary painting of a decorative type.

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