Franz Ludwig Catel - Night piece, from the closing scene ofRenéby Chateaubriand - fine art print

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Artwork description from the museum (© Copyright - by Thorvaldsens Museum - Thorvaldsens Museum)

The poet François-René Chateaubriand lived from 1768 to 1848 and became one of the seminal figures of French Romanticism. His René, which appeared in 1802, can be seen as a French counterpart to Goethe’s Die Leiden des Jungen Werther. The title figure René is a passionate melancholic who feels rootless and alien everywhere. He is closely attached only to one person in the world, his sister Amélie. But their love is an incestuous passion which they each try to resist. René considers taking his own life. Amélie enters a convent, and the final scene is played out by the rocky coast, above which rise the convent walls. René has now finally decided to go to America and, while waiting for a passage, walks restlessly around outside the convent. During his last night he writes a sorrowful letter to his sister, as the wind suddenly rises: “I listened, and in the midst of the storm I could distinguish the thunder of the distress signals and the sound of the passing bell in the convent. I hastened down to the beach, where all was deserted, and where only the roar of the waves was to be heard. I sat down on a boulder. On one side, as far as the eye could reach, all that was to be seen were foaming waves; on the other, the dark walls of the convent towered towards heaven. A pale light shone from the barred window. Was it you, my beloved Amélie, kneeling at the foot of the crucifix and praying to the God of the storm to protect your unfortunate brother? The tempest at sea, the peace in your lonely dwelling; folk crushed against the rocks at the foot of your place of refuge, which nothing can disturb; the infinite on the other side of the convent walls; the swinging lanterns on the ships, the immovable lamp in the convent; the uncertain fates of the sailors, the nun who after a single day knows all the coming days in her life … and on the other side a soul like yours, Amélie, as stormy as the sea, a soul that must suffer a more dreadful shipwreck than any sailor.” It is this agonizing farewell scene that Catel portrays in his painting. Catel arrived in Rome in 1811 after studying in Paris, married an Italian woman in 1814 and lived there for the rest of his life.

Art product background information

This painting was made by the male painter Franz Ludwig Catel. The artwork was painted with the size of 62,8 x 73,8 cm. Oil on canvas was applied by the German artist as the technique for the work of art. The piece of art is included in the Thorvaldsens Museum's art collection. With courtesy of - Franz Ludwig Catel, Night piece, from the closing scene of "René" by Chateaubriand, , Thorvaldsens Museum, (public domain license).: . Furthermore, alignment of the digital reproduction is in landscape format and has an image ratio of 1.2 : 1, which means that the length is 20% longer than the width. Franz Ludwig Catel was a male painter, sculptor, whose artistic style can mainly be assigned to Romanticism. The German artist lived for a total of 78 years and was born in 1778 in Berlin, Berlin state, Germany and died in 1856 in Rome, Roma province, Lazio, Italy.

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Artist summary table

Name: Franz Ludwig Catel
Also known as: catel f., catel franz, Franz catel, Catel Franz Ludwig, Franz Ludwig Catel
Gender: male
Artist nationality: German
Jobs: sculptor, painter
Country of origin: Germany
Art styles: Romanticism
Lifetime: 78 years
Birth year: 1778
Birthplace: Berlin, Berlin state, Germany
Died in the year: 1856
Place of death: Rome, Roma province, Lazio, Italy

Structured details of the work of art

Artwork title: "Night piece, from the closing scene ofRenéby Chateaubriand"
Categorization of the artpiece: painting
Painted on: oil on canvas
Original artwork size: 62,8 x 73,8 cm
Exhibited in: Thorvaldsens Museum
Museum location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Museum's web page: Thorvaldsens Museum
License of artwork: public domain
Courtesy of: Franz Ludwig Catel, Night piece, from the closing scene of "René" by Chateaubriand, , Thorvaldsens Museum,

Structured item details

Product type: fine art print
Reproduction: digital reproduction
Production technique: UV direct print (digital printing)
Production: made in Germany
Stock type: on demand production
Intended usage: wall gallery, wall picture
Artwork orientation: landscape alignment
Aspect ratio: 1.2 : 1 - length : width
Interpretation: the length is 20% longer than the width
Available product fabrics: poster print (canvas paper), canvas print, metal print (aluminium dibond), acrylic glass print (with real glass coating)
Canvas print (canvas on stretcher frame) sizes: 60x50cm - 24x20", 120x100cm - 47x39", 180x150cm - 71x59"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) variants: 60x50cm - 24x20", 120x100cm - 47x39"
Poster print (canvas paper) options: 60x50cm - 24x20", 120x100cm - 47x39"
Dibond print (alumnium material) sizes: 60x50cm - 24x20", 120x100cm - 47x39"
Picture frame: unframed product

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