Monday, April 30, 2018

01 Classic Works of Art, Marine Paintings of Mermaids, with Footnotes, 5d

A mermaid is a marine creature with the head and upper body of a female human and the tail of a fish. Mermaids appear in the folklore of many cultures worldwide. The first stories appeared in ancient Assyria. Mermaids can be benevolent or beneficent.

Gustave Wertheimer,  (Austrian, 1847–1904)
A nude woman on ship/ The enchanted sleeper
Oil on canvas
101.5 x 82.5 cm. (40 x 32.5 in.)
Private collection

Gustav Wertheimer (born January 28, 1847 in Vienna , † August 24, 1902 in Paris ) was an Austrian genre and portrait painter.

Wertheimer began his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna under Joseph von Führich . Since May 10, 1870 he studied in the technical painting class of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Munich with Wilhelm von Diez .  After graduation, he worked in Munich. At the Vienna World Fair in 1873 he presented for the first time a larger work: Nero during the fire in Rome . This had previously been presented at the Vienna Kunstsalon. In 1881 he moved Wertheimer to Paris,  where he remained until his death.

In Paris, Wertheimer experienced his greatest successes. His participation in art exhibitions in Amsterdam ,  London , New Orleans and Paris earned him numerous medals and prizes. He also received honorary awards at the Paris World's Fair in 1889 and 1900. More on Gustav Wertheimer





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