Johann Wolfgang Baumgartner, 1761 - The Prodigal Son Living with Harlots - fine art print

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The 18th century piece of art titled "The Prodigal Son Living with Harlots" was created by the male artist Johann Wolfgang Baumgartner in 1761. Furthermore, the artwork belongs to the Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark)'s digital collection in Copenhagen, Denmark. With courtesy of National Gallery of Denmark (public domain license).Creditline of the artwork: . What is more, the alignment of the digital reproduction is in landscape format with a side ratio of 4 : 3, which implies that the length is 33% longer than the width. The painter, etcher Johann Wolfgang Baumgartner was an artist, whose art style was mainly Baroque. The artist lived for 49 years - born in the year 1712 in Kufstein, Tyrol, Austria and deceased in the year 1761.

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In Baumgartners painting depicting the biblical tale, the Prodigal Son does not yet know that he is lost. Engrossed with the charms of women, wine, and music he pays no heed to the dark side of debauchery. In his small oil painting depicting the biblical tale about the prodigal son Baumgartner not only used the rocaille as a frame, but as a motif in itself. The rocaille, a type of ornament typical of the Rococo, winds its way into the architectural setting of the scene, dissolving stone niches and intermingling with the food of the balustrade. As a child of the waves, sister to the seashell and twin to the corals the rocaille feels right at home within Baumgartner’s pastel-hued universe where the prodigal son does not yet know that he is lost. Engrossed with the charms of women, wine, and music he pays no heed to the dark side of debauchery.

Johann Wolfgang Baumgartner’s career was nothing if not versatile. First he was apprenticed as a blacksmith, then as a glass painter and a muralist. Posterity knows him as a creator of large-scale decorative work for churches where frescoes merge seamlessly with the Rococo architecture of the altarpieces. Baumgartner was also a prolific supplier of drawn and painted images for the major printmakers in the city of Augsburg. These printmakers issued many series depicting edifying biblical tales such The Prodigal Son, or calendars featuring some of the countless martyrs of Christianity.

Structured details of the artpiece

Title of the piece of art: "The Prodigal Son Living with Harlots"
Categorization: painting
Art categorization: classic art
Century: 18th century
Artpiece year: 1761
Artwork age: more than 250 years
Museum: Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark)
Museum location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Website: Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark)
License of artwork: public domain
Courtesy of: National Gallery of Denmark

Artist information table

Artist: Johann Wolfgang Baumgartner
Alias names: Baumgartner Johann Wolfgang, j. w. baumgartner, baumgartner j. w., Baumgärtner Wilhelm, joh. wolfg. baumgartner, Baumgartner Johann-Wolfgang, baumgartner joh. wolfg., johann wolfg. baumgartner, Johann Wolfgang Baumgartner, baumgartner joh. wolfgang
Gender of the artist: male
Professions of the artist: painter, etcher
Classification of the artist: old master
Art styles: Baroque
Age at death: 49 years
Year born: 1712
Born in (place): Kufstein, Tyrol, Austria
Year of death: 1761
Died in (place): Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany

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  • Printed acrylic glass: An print on acrylic glass, often referenced as a plexiglass print, will convert your favorite original into beautiful wall decoration. The artwork will be made with modern UV direct print machines. Our plexiglass protects your chosen art replica against sunlight and external influences for up to 60 years.
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  • Metal (aluminium dibond print): Aluminium Dibond prints are prints on metal with a true depth effect. Its non-reflective surface structure creates a contemporary look. The Direct Print on Aluminum Dibond is the perfect start to art replicas on aluminum. For your Print On Aluminum Dibond, we print the chosen work of art right onto the surface of the aluminum material. The colors of the print are bright and luminous, the details of the print appear clear and crisp. This direct UV print on aluminium is the most popular entry-level product and is a contemporary way to display fine art reproductions, since it draws focus on the replica of the artwork.
  • The poster print (canvas material): A poster print is a printed canvas paper with a slightly roughened surface structure. A poster is optimally appropriate for putting your art copy in a personal frame. Please note, that depending on the absolute size of the poster print we add a white margin 2-6cm around the print motif, which facilitates the framing with your custom frame.

Product background data

Product categorization: art copy
Reproduction method: digital reproduction
Production technique: UV direct printing
Product Origin: German-made
Stock type: production on demand
Proposed product use: wall decoration, wall décor
Orientation: landscape format
Image ratio: 4 : 3 - length : width
Implication of side aspect ratio: the length is 33% longer than the width
Material variants: acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), metal print (aluminium dibond), canvas print, poster print (canvas paper)
Canvas on stretcher frame (canvas print): 40x30cm - 16x12", 80x60cm - 31x24", 120x90cm - 47x35", 160x120cm - 63x47"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) variants: 40x30cm - 16x12", 80x60cm - 31x24", 120x90cm - 47x35", 160x120cm - 63x47"
Poster print (canvas paper) options: 40x30cm - 16x12", 80x60cm - 31x24", 120x90cm - 47x35"
Aluminium print size options: 40x30cm - 16x12", 80x60cm - 31x24", 120x90cm - 47x35"
Picture frame: no frame

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