Carl Spitzweg:
Art print "The Eternal Bridegroom" (1855-58), framed

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Carl Spitzweg:
Art print "The Eternal Bridegroom" (1855-58), framed

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ars mundi special edition | Limited, 199 copies | Numbered certificate | Reproduction on canvas | Artistic varnish | Stretcher | Studio frame | Format 36 x 58 cm

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Carl Spitzweg: Art print "The Eternal Bridegroom" (1855-58), framed

“The Eternal Bridegroom” was a favourite motif of the artist during his lifetime: the admirer elegantly hnds a flower bouquet to his beloved. Under the pressure of collectors Spitzweg painted this motif in a couple of sligthtly different variations.
Original: oil on canvas, private property.

The scrupulous reproduction was made by hand in a patented technique and traditionally mounted on a wooden stretcher. The fine canvas structure, brush traces, which look like original complete the effect of a real painting. Covered with artistic varnish. Red wood antique platinum studio frame. Limited edition of 199 copies, with a back side numbered certificate. Especially at ars mundi. Format 36 x 58 cm.

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(1808-1885), German painter and Illustrator

Carl Spitzweg was one of the most important artists of the Biedermeier. He created numerous images, oil studies, drawings and watercolours, whose strange, bizarre spun charm has made him the most popular representatives of the bourgeois genre and landscape painting in southern Germany.

Spitzweg was born into a wealthy merchant family in Munich and first successfully completed a scientific study. A disease led him to decide to become a painter. He continued his education and soon found himself connecting with other colleagues from the Munich School painters such as Moritz von Schwind.

Spitzweg is one of the great German painters and draftsmen of the 19th century. His most famous pictures like "The poor poet", the "Bookworm" or the "perpetual suitor" show nerds of bourgeois society, indulge their hobby horses, always lovingly and told with a wink.

He became one of Germany's most popular artists. He chose very small formats and described the character with accurate and precise detail in their respective milieu. So he reached a satirical exaggeration of the types, ranging to the grotesque. In his last work he put more emphasis to spontaneous, sketchy, moving what his landscapes is especially visible.

From the history of art he was only discovered in 1900, all his life he was never as famous as other contemporary painters.

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.

Art and culture in the period from 1815 to approx. 1860, between romanticism and realism in German-speaking countries. The epoch took its name from the weekly "Fliegende Blätter", where the poems by Swabian schoolteacher Gottlieb Biedermaier were regularly published between 1855 and 1857.

The painting of this period was determined by intimate, comfortable motifs. The masters of Biedermeier style were Carl Spitzweg, J. P. Hasenclever, G. F. Kersting among others. Ludwig Richter distinguished himself as an excellent illustrator.

After the German Centennial Exhibition 1906 in Berlin, the term "Biedermeier" established to describe fashion and simple, no-frills but high quality furniture.