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Arnold Bocklin | Symbolist / Romantic painter

Arnold Böcklin🎨 (16 October 1827 - 16 January 1901) was a Swiss symbolist painter.
Influenced by Romanticism his painting is symbolist with mythological subjects often overlapping with the Pre-Raphaelites.
Böcklin exercised an influence on Giorgio de Chirico,and on Surrealist painters like Max Ernst and Salvador Dalí. When asked who was his favorite painter, Marcel Duchamp controversially named Arnold Böcklin as having a major influence on his art. Whether Duchamp was serious in this assertion is still debated.
Several of his works are part of the collection of the Kunstmuseum Basel and exhibited there. There is currently also a room in the Kunsthaus Zürich dedicated to his work.

For biographical notes -in english and italian- and other works by Böcklin see: