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Wondrous Birds (work of art)

Artwork Info

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

Credit

Anonymous gift, 1991

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

Images

  • Hans Thoma Wondrous Birds

    Wondrous Birds by Hans Thoma