Posted in Beaux Arts, Exhibitions / Openings / Signings, Eyecandy, Medicine / Anatomy by Suzanne on December 21st, 2010 | BBC Wikipedia
Der Atelierbesuch by Gabriel Cornelius Ritter von Max - click to enlarge
Whether it was painting the darkly erotic subtleties of religious ecstasy or revealing the primate nature behind human thirst for knowledge and destruction thereof in a time of great inventions, Gabriel Cornelius Ritter von Max (previously featured here) excelled at it.
Much like Goya, his animal portrays are way more than just allegorical or metaphorical depictions of human behaviour, they have a profundity and clarity that transcends the canvas.
Die ekstatische Jungfrau Katharina Emmerich by Gabriel Cornelius Ritter von Max, 1885 - click to enlarge
A true homo universalis, von Max was a naturalist, anthropologist, philosopher, mythicist, parapsychologist, Darwinist, anatomist, ethnographer, but first and foremost, he was a very empathetic painter.
This is one not to miss if you're in Germany between now and the end of January. Details below.
Affe vor Skelett by Gabriel Cornelius Ritter von Max - click to enlarge
On show: Oct 23, 2010 - Jan 30, 2011
Address: Kunstbau, Königsplatz / U-Bahn, Zwischengeschoss, 80333 München, Germany, tel: +49 89 233 32 00 0 | Directions
Gallery hours: Tue - Sun: 10 AM - 6 PM
Admission: 8 €
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