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Adolph von Menzel: Painting "The Round Table" (1750) in a frame

Adolph von Menzel:
Painting "The Round Table" (1750) in a frame

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Ars mundi exclusive edition | Limited, 499 exemplars | Reproduction on canvas | Wedge frame | Framed | Format 55 x 62 cm

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Adolph von Menzel: Painting "The Round Table" (1750) in a frame

Frederick the Great, Voltaire, La Mettrie – it is a conversation of great spirits represented by Adolph von Menzel in his famous group portrait of 1750, which was destroyed by fire during the war. Highly realistic, he shows the splendor of Sanssouci Marble Hall and faces of those around the table. 
Original: oil on canvas, formerly in Nationalgalerie Berlin, burnt down during the war.

High-quality hand-made reproduction on art canvas of finest cotton and stretched as an original painting on a solid wood adjustable stretcher frame. The canvas has tactile and visual texture! Limited edition, 499 exemplars. Format 55 x 62 cm. Exclusively at ars mundi.

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Adolph von Menzel (1815-1905) was an honorary citizen of Berlin, wore the Order "For the Merit for Sciences and Arts", in 1898 he finally raised to the hereditary nobility. Menzel was no mere historical painter. He was one of the great realists of his time and a chronicler of his era.

Graphic or sculpture edition that was initiated by ars mundi and is available only at ars mundi or at distribution partner licensed by ars mundi.

Representation of typical scenes of daily life in painting, which can distinguish between peasant, bourgeois and courtly themes.

The genre reached its peak and immense popularity in the Dutch painting of the 17th century. In the 18th century, especially in France, the courtly and gallant painting comes to the fore while in Germany the bourgeois character was emphasised.

The 19th century trend of painting that originated in France. Gustave Courbet was regarded as the initiator of the realist movement.

In Germany, Wilhelm Leibl and Hans Thoma were very enthusiastic about this style, which creatively interacted with reality. In the 20th century there have always been realistic tendencies, such as Nouveau Réalisme with artists like Arman and Jean Tinguely and the New Objectivity. New forms of realism emerged in the 1960s.

The American realism was founded by a group of eight painters of the Ashcan School. Edmund Labonte, who was famous for his typically American motifs, depictions of people in architectural or scenic surroundings in static, non-action situations, joined later.

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