Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Femme Fatale

What an impressive image this Amazon female warrior makes. It was one of Von Stuck’s most famous works. A well known and successful artist from Bavaria around the turn of the century, Stuck found early fame and fortune and eventually taught at the Academy in Munich. His art was often considered haunting, erotic and occasionally humorous. This particular sculpture sits outside his former house, Villa Stuck, which is not only a work of art in itself, but also reflects the times of Munich. Built in 1898, it was the center of an artist community around the turn of the century, but was largely unused during the Nazi crackdown of the second world war. After the war, Villa Stuck was a major private gallery and then a public museum. Today the museum continues to show exhibits of art from around 1900 as well as modern & contemporary art.


Destitute Rebel said...

Lovely Capture, great shot.

Chuck Pefley said...

uh, yes. That spear would certainly be fatale! I would guess this is bronze?