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Road into Dürnstein, 1913

Leopold Museum,
Vienna
Oil on canvas
67.7×82.4×2.7 cm

Artists

  • Anton Faistauer

    (St. Martin near Lofer 1887–1930 Vienna)

Currently on display at UG2
In the summer of 1913, the newly-weds Anton Faistauer (1887–1930) and Ida Andersen spent a holiday together in the Lower-Austrian Wachau region. At the time, Faistauer was rediscovering his veneration of Paul Cézanne (1839–1906) whose works had inspired him in his youth to become a painter himself. It was the place where some of his most outstanding landscapes were created, like this Road into Dürnstein and Wachau Landscape. The uphill road runs between vineyards into the small town of Dürnstein. The horizon rises to the right, and behind and above a complexly composed landscape of light and friendly earth tones and color harmonies the bright blue sky of a hot summer day unfolds. And yet, the landscape appears distant, as there is not a soul, human or animal, that animates it.

Object data

Artist/author
  • Anton Faistauer
Title
Road into Dürnstein
Alternative title
Dürnstein from the East
Date
1913
Art movement
Expressionism
Category
Painting
Material​/technique
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
67.7×82.4×2.7 cm
Signature
Monogr. and dat. top right: AX 13
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 363
Inventory access
Contributed to the Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung in 1994
Selection of Reference works
  • Franz Fuhrmann: Anton Faistauer 1887–1930 mit dem Werkvezeichnis der Gemälde, Salzburg 1972.
Catalogue raisonne
  • Fuhrmann 1972: 59
Keywords

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Provenance

Provenance research
Leopold Museum i

Privatbesitz, Wien (vor 1972); (1)
Wiener Kunsthandel;
Dr. Rudolf Leopold, Wien (o.D.);
Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung, Wien (1994).

  1. Franz Fuhrmann, Anton Faistauer 1887 – 1930; mit einem Werkverzeichnis der Gemälde, Salzburg 1972, S. 132 (Abb. 9), Nr. 59: „Dürnstein von Osten“

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