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Eye Candy for Today: Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller landscape

View of Ischl, Ferdinand Georg Waldmuller, landscape painting
View of Ischl, Ferdinand Georg Waldmuller, landscape painting (details)

View of Ischl, Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller, roughly 18 x 22 inches (45 x 57 cm), oil on wod panel; in the collection of the Alte Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.

This landscape by the early 19th century Austrian painter is a view of a mountain village in 1838.

The museum’s site has both a zoomable and downloadable version of the image. There is also a zoomable version on the Google Art Project. I found these images to be somewhat dingy looking, as though the painting’s varnish had yellowed.

There is an image version on Wikimedia Commons, that looks appealingly brighter, and unlike many “adjusted” art images on the web, appears to have been worked on by someone with professional level graphic arts skills.

However, it may still be a bit too far from the real thing given the appearance of the museum’s version.

Taking into account my experience with art images of paintings I’ve seen in person that are often reproduced too darkly on the museum websites, I’ve taken the liberty of making my own adjustment, somewhere between the two.

View of Ischl, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.


3 responses to “Eye Candy for Today: Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller landscape”

  1. Thank you for sharing this captivating piece by Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller. The landscape’s depiction of the mountain village in 1838 is both timeless and enchanting. Your insightful commentary on the various reproductions and your own adjustment adds an extra layer of appreciation for the nuances in the artist’s work. It’s always a pleasure to explore the intersection of art and technology through zoomable images, and your post enhances the experience. Looking forward to more art discoveries on your blog!

  2. Vinnny Broun Avatar
    Vinnny Broun

    so cool!