Painting “Wotan and Brünnhilde”

Ferdinand Leeke

Painting  “Wotan and Brünnhilde”

Canvas size with frame: 213х180 cm

Author: Ferdinand Leeke

Germany, 1916

Ferdinand Leeke German artist and Illustrator. Born in Burg, near Magdeburg, Germany, April 7, 1859. He studied at the Munich Academy from Johann Herterich (1843-1905), which is a wonderful genre and historical painter Alexander von Wagner (1838-1919). Ferdinand Leeke died in 1925. His creative heritage is worthy of history of art, is the pride of many countries. The paintings of the masters are very popular among collectors of European paintings. We have before us reveals an excerpt from the famous Opera “the Valkyrie” (it. Die Walküre) — musical drama (Opera) Richard Wagner, the second part of the tetralogy "der Ring des Nibelungen". A series of four epic operas based on the reconstruction of Germanic mythology, Icelandic sagas and the medieval poem "Nibelungenlied". Wotan is the main character of the paintings was the Supreme God in Norse mythology, the God of heaven, Creator of people, God of poetry and magic, who voluntarily lost an eye, to get the absolute wisdom. Weapons Odin's spear Gungnir, which never misses the target and strikes with death all who enters. Brunhild or Brünnhilde, the heroine of the Nordic-Germanic mythology, the wife of Gunther. The most warlike and the most beautiful Valkyrie who defied Wotan. It is also worth noting that for this picture in the role of Brünnhilde posed for outstanding Opera singer Alice Guszalewicz.