Gabriel von Max – zwischen Salonmalerei und Surrealismus

Title in English Gabriel von Max – between salon painting and surrealismus


Year of publication 2015
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description The Bohemian-German Painter Gabriel von Max (Prague 1840 – 1915 Munich) is considered as one of the main representatives of the Munich school of painting in the 19th century. After his study at the King_s Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, he settled for keeps in Bavaria and then returned at the Academy as a professor of historical painting. His religious, genre and emotional paintings were very appreciated in bourgeois circles and at the King_s court. A need to focus Max remains in a contemporary art-historical research. Many open questions are put by both, an incomplete knowledge of his oeuvre which is spread all over the world, as well as his often enigmatic works which resist clear-cut interpretations. Kunstforum in Regensburg with its eight paintings by Gabriel von Max owns one of the biggest collections of this artist. The lecture results from an actual research of his works at the Kunstforum and other collections. A special attention is devoted to newly discovered works which were not published in the monographs of Max in the years 2010 and 2011.

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