Eugen Bracht

Eugen Bracht, The Shore of Oblivion
Eugen Bracht, paintings

During his career, German landscape painter Eugen Bracht traversed the styles of Romanticism, Symbolism and Impressionism.

Active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Bracht was known primarily for his intensely moody coastal landscapes — in particular one titled The Shore of Oblivion (images above, top, with two detail crops) that was considered a Symbolist masterpiece on a level with Arnold Böcklin’s Isle of the Dead.

Like Böcklin’s Isle of the Dead, Bracht’s The Shore of Oblivion was so well received the the artist painted several variations of the same composition.

I find particular enjoyment in Bracht’s portrayals of gnarled trees.

[Via Gurney Journey]


4 Replies to “Eugen Bracht”

  1. Love the size of the trees he was able to suggest in the first & last ones, without any obvious comparison (such as a person or animal) in the paintings. Thanks for sharing.

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