Franz von Stuck Franz von Stuck - Biography
Franz von Stuck, the "Künstlerfürst" [Artist Prince], counts among the most impressive German artist personalities. Franz von Stuck studied art in Munich and his paintings, drawings and portfolios earned him great public recognition from an early point on. Among the preferred subjects of the artist, who was one of the founding members of the "Münchner Secession" [Munich Secession] in 1892, were representative portraits, erotic female nudes and allegoric compositions that are inhabited by mythical creatures. In their symbolic meaning and their mystification they go far beyond the plain depiction of the object. In all its profoundness, the art by Franz von Stuck can be ascribed to Symbolism. They also captivate the observer with their masterly atmospheric and gloomy coloring and their poised composition. Among the highlights of his oeuvre is the erection of the Villa Stuck in the Munich Prinzregentenstraße in 1897/98, which Franz von Stuck planned and furnished as a total work of art. a museum today, the Villa Stuck houses a comprehensive cross section of the oeuvre of the "Artist Prince", which is also represented in other renowned museums.