Saturday, May 10, 2008

David and Goliath

One day when I grow up I also would like to be able to paint like this...

David and Goliath by Arthur Kampf, Oil on wood board, 28" X 40", 1905-1915

Nude David battles Goliath in this classical painting by one of the "official" painters of the German empire and later, the Third Reich. It pronounces the vitality and virility of the German nation, a theme which dominated Nationalist German art throughout the late 19th and early 20th century.

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