|Artist: Franz Von Stuck, German (1863-1928)
|Plate: PM. 43
|Title: Kunstausstellung Secession
Original lithograph from the "Das
Moderne Plakat" series, View
entire collection (50)
Printed by Verlag von Gerhard Kuhtmann, Dresden, 1897.
Presented in 16 x 20 in. acid free, archival museum mat, with framing
labels. Ready to frame. Shipped boxed flat.
Certificate of Authenticity.
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|Plakat Sheet Size:
||8 1/2 in x 11 1/4 in
||21 cm x 29 cm
|Price: $550.00 USD
"Franz Von Stuck was the co-founder, in 1893, of the Munich Secession,
and his influence on artists of the period was extensive, not only
through his work in this group, but also as a frequent contributor
to the magazine 'Jugend' and as a teacher at the Munich Academy. He
created several of the Secession posters, including this famous design
which was used for the first Secession exhibition in 1893 and for
several years thereafter. Here it announces the 1897 show. In each
variation we see the classical head of Athena, set in a gold mosiac
octagonal frame. Athena, Grecian goddess of wisdom, patroness of the
arts and faithful helper of brave warriors, became the Secessionists'
symbol" (Rennert, PAI-XXIV,
Franz Von Stuck was an influential German Symbolist/Art Nouveau
painter, sculptor, engraver, and architect born at Tettenweis near
Griesbach in Lower Bavaria, Germany, the son of a miller. He was noted
for his treatment of erotic and comic aspects of mythological themes.(Arthistoryarchive.com)
The Munich Secession was the first of the Secession movements
in Europe to “secede” or break-away from the conventions of nineteenth
century salon painting and salon-style exhibitions. It was quickly
followed by the Berlin Secession and the Vienna Secession but it was
in Munich that important steps were first taken towards radical new
ways of looking at the role of art, and at the presentation of art,
just before the dawn of the twentieth century.