Portrait of Arnold Bocklin

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1827-1901

Swiss Symbolist Painter

Arnold Bocklin (16 October 1827 - 16 January 1901) was a symbolist Swiss painter.
He studied at Dusseldorf where he became a friend of Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach. Originally a landscape painter, his travels through Brussels, Zurich, Geneva and Rome, exposed him to classical and Renaissance art, and the Mediterranean landscape. These new influences brought allegorical and mythological figures into his compositions. In 1866 he resided at Bale, in 1871 in Munich, in 1885 in Hottingen (Switzerland) and at the end of his life in Fiesole.
Influenced by Romanticism his painting is symbolist within the Art Nouveau style. His pictures portray mythological, fantastical figures along classical architecture constructions (revealing often an obsession with death) creating a strange, fantasy world.
Bocklin is best known for his five versions of The Isle of the Dead, which partly evokes the English Cemetery, Florence, close to his studio and where his baby daughter Maria had been buried.
Bocklin exercised an influence on Surrealist painters like Max Ernst and Salvador Dali, and on Giorgio de Chirico.
Otto Weisert designed an Art Nouveau typeface in 1904 and named it 'Arnold Bocklin' in his honor. The design uses tendrils hanging from many of the capital letters and across the top of the minuscule letters v through y.
The Bocklin typeface was later appropriated by the hippy movement and its influence can also be seen in the work of Seventies illustrators such as Roger Dean. The Stuckist artist Paul Harvey has also used the typeface in his work.
Bocklin's paintings, especially The Isle of the Dead, inspired several late-Romantic composers. Rachmaninov and Heinrich Schulz-Beuthen both composed symphonic poems after it, and in 1913 Max Reger composed a set of Four Tone Poems after Bocklin of which the third movement is The Isle of the Dead (The others are The Hermit playing the Violin, At play in the waves and Bacchanal).

18 Arnold Bocklin Paintings

The Sanctuary of Hercules, 1884 by Arnold Bocklin | Painting Reproduction

The Sanctuary of Hercules 1884

Oil Painting
$762
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: BOA-3996
Arnold Bocklin
Original Size: 113.8 x 180.5 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Playing in the Waves, 1883 by Arnold Bocklin | Painting Reproduction

Playing in the Waves 1883

Oil Painting
$733
Canvas Print
$56.30
SKU: BOA-3997
Arnold Bocklin
Original Size: 180 x 238 cm
Neue Pinakothek, Munich, Germany

Roman May Festival, c.1872 by Arnold Bocklin | Painting Reproduction

Roman May Festival c.1872

Oil Painting
$696
Canvas Print
$60.35
SKU: BOA-3998
Arnold Bocklin
Original Size: 75.5 x 61 cm
Neue Pinakothek, Munich, Germany

Dolmen, 1847 by Arnold Bocklin | Painting Reproduction

Dolmen 1847

Oil Painting
$670
Canvas Print
$57.12
SKU: BOA-19324
Arnold Bocklin
Original Size: 60.2 x 77.5 cm
Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland

Mountain Lake with Seagulls, 1847 by Arnold Bocklin | Painting Reproduction

Mountain Lake with Seagulls 1847

Oil Painting
$572
Canvas Print
$51.69
SKU: BOA-19325
Arnold Bocklin
Original Size: 45.6 x 64.7 cm
Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland

Mountain Landscape with Chamois, 1849 by Arnold Bocklin | Painting Reproduction

Mountain Landscape with Chamois 1849

Oil Painting
$527
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: BOA-19326
Arnold Bocklin
Original Size: 32.5 x 41 cm
Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland

Mountain Landscape with Waterfall, 1849 by Arnold Bocklin | Painting Reproduction

Mountain Landscape with Waterfall 1849

Oil Painting
$500
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: BOA-19327
Arnold Bocklin
Original Size: 32.8 x 40.8 cm
Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland

Fir Trees, 1849 by Arnold Bocklin | Painting Reproduction

Fir Trees 1849

Oil Painting
$600
Canvas Print
$70.64
SKU: BOA-19328
Arnold Bocklin
Original Size: 76.8 x 74.6 cm
Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland

Forest Landscape with Reclining Pan, c.1855 by Arnold Bocklin | Painting Reproduction

Forest Landscape with Reclining Pan c.1855

Oil Painting
$813
Canvas Print
$61.58
SKU: BOA-19329
Arnold Bocklin
Original Size: 89.8 x 75.2 cm
Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland

Venus Abandoned, c.1860 by Arnold Bocklin | Painting Reproduction

Venus Abandoned c.1860

Oil Painting
$819
Canvas Print
$59.00
SKU: BOA-19330
Arnold Bocklin
Original Size: 120 x 95 cm
Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland

Ancient Roman Tavern, c.1866 by Arnold Bocklin | Painting Reproduction

Ancient Roman Tavern c.1866

Oil Painting
$828
Canvas Print
$52.24
SKU: BOA-19331
Arnold Bocklin
Original Size: 44.2 x 62.4 cm
Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland

Pan Frightening a Shepherd (Terrified Panic), 1859 by Arnold Bocklin | Painting Reproduction

Pan Frightening a Shepherd (Terrified Panic) 1859

Oil Painting
$813
Canvas Print
$60.63
SKU: BOA-19332
Arnold Bocklin
Original Size: 78 x 63.8 cm
Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland

Battle of the Centaurs, c.1872/73 by Arnold Bocklin | Painting Reproduction

Battle of the Centaurs c.1872/73

Oil Painting
$1047
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: BOA-19333
Arnold Bocklin
Original Size: 104.2 x 194.3 cm
Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland

The Death of Cleopatra, 1872 by Arnold Bocklin | Painting Reproduction

The Death of Cleopatra 1872

Oil Painting
$728
Canvas Print
$60.09
SKU: BOA-19334
Arnold Bocklin
Original Size: 76 x 61.5 cm
Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland

The Sacred Grove, 1882 by Arnold Bocklin | Painting Reproduction

The Sacred Grove 1882

Oil Painting
$806
Canvas Print
$51.57
SKU: BOA-19335
Arnold Bocklin
Original Size: 105 x 150.6 cm
Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland

Play of the Nereides, 1886 by Arnold Bocklin | Painting Reproduction

Play of the Nereides 1886

Oil Painting
$1049
Canvas Print
$63.48
SKU: BOA-19336
Arnold Bocklin
Original Size: 150.5 x 176.4 cm
Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland

The Isle of the Living, 1888 by Arnold Bocklin | Painting Reproduction

The Isle of the Living 1888

Oil Painting
$1059
Canvas Print
$49.67
SKU: BOA-19337
Arnold Bocklin
Original Size: 93.3 x 140 cm
Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland

Vita somnium breve (Life a Short Dream), 1888 by Arnold Bocklin | Painting Reproduction

Vita somnium breve (Life a Short Dream) 1888

Oil Painting
$1078
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: BOA-19338
Arnold Bocklin
Original Size: 180 x 114.5 cm
Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland

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