This beautiful German Oil Painting of the author M. Duntz is a typical example for bourgeoisie art. It dates back to 1913 and is a true Gem of Self Portraits. It is signed with M. Duntz fec. ipse aet LV. It is a typical large Portrait of the Industrial Revolution area. It inspired by the typical Biedermeier Portraits of the 19th Century.
Biedermeier paintings are characterized by the commitment to portray a sentimental and pious view of the world in a realistic way. Biedermeier themes reinforced feelings of security, Gemütlichkeit, traditional pieties and simplicity, eschewing political and social commentary during the epoch. Thus, the techniques, while classic in nature were of the utmost importance to reach a realistic rendering. Regarding the thematic, the technique was seen not only as a narrative medium to tell the past in anecdotal vignettes, but also to represent the present. This formed an aesthetic unity most evidenced in the portraits.
M. Duntz is depicted in Half-Length, in a suit with a book in his hand.
Measurements: circa 50 X 35 inch
Condition: In fair condition. Some damages to the canvas including some small tears. Even with these damages the painting is simply stunning due to the outstanding skills of the painter.
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