Carl Moll was a Vienesse painter active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries whose work embodied influences from French Impressionism, Pointillism and Art Nouveau.
His catalogue of paintings that celebrate natural beauty and domesticity is somewhat tarnished by his political embrace of the early Nazi Party in Vienna.
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Welcome back! I’ve been enjoying your blog for a few years now and the recent absence of posts added a bit more gravity to my life.
I recently came across a website that is a geomapped archive of watercolor paintings from different parts of the world and thought if you hadn’t heard it before it might be a valuable asset to finding a sharing other beautiful pieces of art. Some of the most striking pieces I found were from Mt. Vesuvius.
Seeing that you’re still alive I hope to see more posts from you in the future!
Carl Moll – wasn’t he the father of famous (or infamous, some w’d say) Alma Mahler?
Surprising paintings; I formed an impression of him, by reading Alma’s biography, as a well-paid conformist, a rather self-assured academician. Here he doesn’t look complacent; observant and not particularly sentimental, as one would expect.
Glad to see you blogging again. Will read your essay on “AI” with interest.
Thanks, Tatyana. Yes, the relationship between Moll and Alma’s mother reads like a soap opera. Interesting that you formed your opinion of Moll first from Alma’s biography and then came to his paintings.
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