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Von Stuck, Franz - Villa Stuck

Identifier

019619

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

Stuck designed the whole villa including its interior, the opulent main building in 1897-98 and the more functional studio building in 1913-14.  The unusual blend of Neoclassicism and Art Nouveau seemed just as revolutionary at the time as the spear wielding Amazon at the entrance.

Inside the reception and living rooms shimmer with gold mosaics and wall paintings a la Pompei, coffered ceilings and polychrome panelling, marble framed reliefs and friezes in the classical manner, copies of famous Greek, Roman and Renaissance sculptures and, of course, the artists's own paintings, including a version of The Sin, whose sultry eroticism distracted an entire generation.

Dinner 1913

 

The source of the experience

von Stuck, Franz

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Symbols

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Suppressions

Being left handed
Making love

Commonsteps

References

Self portrait of the painter and his wife in the studio 1902