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Pájaros maravillosos (obra de arte)

Información sobre la obra de arte

Hans Thoma
36 3/8 x 29 1/8 inches (92.4 x 74.0 centimeters)


Regalo anónimo, 1991

Número de objeto
Alemán europeo
Europeo a 1910

Ideas clave sobre esta obra de arte

  • Hans Thoma painted natural landscapes that often depicted his home country of Germany. Many of his paintings are based on German folklore.
  • The perspective used in this painting is unusual. The scene is depicted from another bird’s point of view (a bird’s-eye view), as if the artist was flying beside the three storks.
  • According to German folklore, storks brought good luck to families and delivered babies to their parents.

Más información

Hans Thoma created several paintings of storks in flight, including Wondrous Birds. He depicted the storks from the perspective of another bird. This point of view makes it look like the artist was in the sky, flying beside the birds. 

Thoma’s focus on painting storks may have been influenced by his interest in German folklore. In these stories storks brought good luck to families. Children were often taught that storks delivered babies to their parents, carrying them down in baskets from the sky. Thoma was known to have a strong interest in symbolism and mythology, but he never explained the meaning of Wondrous Birds. 

tags: animales, medio ambiente, fuerza, movimiento, observación, perspectiva, vuelo, nubes, paisaje, agua

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  • A painting of three storks flying above a German landscape. Puffy white and gray clouds fill the sky behind the birds. A river with a bridge across it is winding through the landscape below. The land on either side of the river is empty and mostly green. A thicket of green trees is depicted on the bottom right side of this scene.

    Pájaros maravillosos