Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Fine Art Tuesday


Adolf Hirémy-Hirschl born 1860 in Timișoara. Timișoara is now in Romania but was considered part of Hungary when Adolf Hirémy-Hirschl born.

Adolf Hirémy-Hirschl died in 1933.

Adolf Hirémy-Hirschl found a profitable niche painting scenes from ancient mythology. Many of his existing paintings are murky scenes depicting the River Styx and the afterlife. The themes have not aged well.

Most of what he painted does not appeal to me but I respect a man who does what he must to pay his bills.

One must wonder if he would be more popular today if he had painted more outside of his chosen niche.


  1. Gotta disagree with you there, buddy. I liked them. And if you hadn't mentioned that he died in 1933, I would have sworn that the one with the ghostly females and the columned building in the background was inspired by Berlin in 1945. To me, the essence of art is evoking an emotional response in the beholder, and these certainly did that, at least for this art Philistine.

    1. It is a good thing that different people like different things.

      Your comment encourages me to post artists who are not exactly my cup of tea.

      Thanks for reading and thanks for commenting!

    2. And Joe, thanks for filling the void left by Ol' Remus.

    3. You are welcome The Old Guy.

      Not as good as the original but those are big shoes to fill.

      I keep hoping that he is still kicking and simply laying low and keeping a weather-eye on us all.

  2. People 'wanted' those dark corners back in the day...


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