The Sin by Franz von Stuck
The painting of The Sin is the most famous painting of the German Symbolist painter Franz von Stuck. It depicts a woman with a snake with a provocative attitude, although, apparently, innocent. The topic of the painting is the femme fatale, dangerous, seductive woman, which seeks to personalize the sin, adding the snake as proof, influence of the tale of Adam and Eve. It is also influenced by mythology. It is dated in 1893.
Franz Ritter von Stuck was born in
1863 in Bavaria, Germany.
At an early age he displayed an affinity for drawing and caricature. To begin
his artistic education, in 1878 he went to Munich, where he remained for his
entire life. Having achieved a high degree of fame in his time, Stuck was
elevated to the aristocracy in 1905, and received honors and awards throughout
Europe for the rest of his life. He died in 1928.
In conclusion, this time I wanted to do the artwork of an artist not as well known as others such as Monet, Manet, Degas, Pissarro... You can see that not only the great artists do good artworks. And this painter is not really less important, it is remarkable in the Symbolism. And this artwork is his most important, and the reason is obvious. It represents the word "sin" in a very good form.
This painting is in the Neue Pinakothek in Munich, Germany.