The poor poet by Carl Spitzweg

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Spitzweg, Carl 1808-1885. "Der arme Poet" (The poor poet), 1839 (Copy by Carl Spitzweg of his painting in the SMPK, Nationalgalerie, Berlin.) Oil on canvas, 36.2 x 44.6cm.
"The Poor Poet" is an oil painting by the German painter Carl Spitzweg, created in 1839. The painting shows a man in simple clothes sitting at a table in an attic trying to write. The room is sparsely furnished and seems poor and uncomfortable. There is a small stove in the corner, which may be the only source of heat in the room. A light bulb hangs above the table, illuminating the poet's face. In the background there is a window through which you can see the night sky.
The painting is done in dark colors, which reinforces the impression of poverty and modesty. The man himself looks tired and haggard, suggesting that he may be in a difficult situation. His gaze is downcast, suggesting that he is focused on writing and lost in thought.
The scene exudes a certain melancholy, which is reinforced by the dreary room, the uneasy atmosphere, and the poet's tired appearance. Nevertheless, there is also a certain pride in the man's demeanor, as he refuses to be dissuaded from his work and continues to write. The light bulb above the table can also be seen as a symbol of the poet's creative energy and ingenuity as he tries to make something out of his life, despite the difficult circumstances.
Overall, Spitzweg's painting "The Poor Poet" conveys a strong message about the importance of creativity and perseverance in difficult times. It also shows how hard life can be for people trying to make a living as artists or writers.

This artwork of Spitzweg is also known as: Der arme Poet.

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Article no.: RP083846

Location: Neue Pinakothek, München, Deutschland

Art category: Romanticism

Painting Technique: oil on canvas

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We produce Spitzweg art prints, often referred to as posters, as art reproductions on high quality papers using digital printing technology. We print them on Canon iPF 9400 large format printers. These systems are characterized by an extremely high resolution and thanks to the 12-color ink system also by an enormously large color space and finest color gradations. The quality is significantly better than e.g. on color laser printers or in offset or screen printing. And best of all: You can choose between different papers, such as art paper, canvas, photo paper and watercolor paper. In addition, you determine the size and section of the picture »The poor poet« itself.

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Our canvas prints of the motif »The poor poet« are printed on high-quality canvas using high-end digital printers (Canon iPF 9400). The prints impress with the finest color nuances, large color space and UV resistance. They are hand-crafted onto real stretcher frames. And everything is guaranteed Made in Germany! Please note that under the product Art Print you can also order this motif printed on canvas without stretcher frame.

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Pictures from Carl Spitzweg you can also buy framed. In addition to a variety of wood and aluminum moldings we also offer passe-partouts and various surface protection options. All frames are handmade in our own factory. Naturally all framings are Made in Germany. Individually framed, the picture »The poor poet« really comes into its own!

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Our glass pictures from Carl Spitzweg are printed directly on glass for you. This creates noble pictures in a high-quality appearance. Rounded edges and a hidden mounting on the back complete the product.

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»The poor poet« from artist Spitzweg as space-filling art! Our wallpapers make it possible. Printed in latex printig technology on high-quality fleece material in cm-exact sizes ensure perfectly styled walls in your home.

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Aluminum composite panels consist of a sandwich construction of aluminum sheets (outside) and PVC material (inside). The picture »The poor poet« is printed with an UV printing process. Thanks to the floating suspension, you can create a modern ambience in every home. Especially offices and shops benefit from the futuristic design.