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Wondrous Birds (work of art)

Artwork Info

Artist
Hans Thoma
Artist Details
German
1839-1924
Medium
Painting
Created
1892
Dimensions
36 3/8 x 29 1/8 in.
(92.4 x 74.0 cm)

About

Thoma painted several compositions of flying storks that are quite remarkable for the bird’s-eye viewpoint from which they are represented, almost as if the artist were flying beside them. Although Thoma was known to have been profoundly interested in symbolism and mythology, he never publicly explained the meaning or symbolism of his Wundervögel.

tags: animals, environment, force, movement, observation, perspective, flight, clouds, landscape, water

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  • Hans Thoma Wondrous Birds

    Wondrous Birds by Hans Thoma