Manieristische figurae serpentinatae in Eichendorffs Novelle 'Das Marmorbild' als Charakteristik einer falschen Kunst

Mannerist figurae serpentinatae in Eichendorff’s novella 'Das Marmorbild' as a characteristic feature of false art

  • This paper analyzes serpentine figures in Eichendorff's novella 'Das Marmorbild', which are inscribed in the body of Venus in the mannerist style. These figurae serpentinatae gradually gain dynamism, move into the foreground of attention, and then condense into repulsive snake figures which evoke associations of the cunning snake of the Garden of Eden, the serpents on the back of the Frau Welt figure, and the fearsome Echidna of Greek mythology. These allusions also characterize the art which Venus represents as something abysmal and threatening. The multiple contextualization of the snake also reveals that 'Das Marmorbild' offers a double reading: in the narrower sense, Venus can be viewed as a representation of Romantic art, while in the wider sense she personifies art in general.

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Author:Markéta Balcarová
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-479183
URL:http://periodika.osu.cz/studiagermanistica/
ISSN:1803-408X
Parent Title (German):Acta Facultatis Philosophicae Universitatis Ostraviensis / Studia Germanistica
Publisher:Ostravská Univerzita v Ostravě
Place of publication:Ostrava
Document Type:Article
Language:German
Date of Publication (online):2018/10/11
Year of first Publication:2017
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2018/10/11
GND Keyword:Figura serpentinata; Manierismus; Kunst <Motiv>; Eichendorff, Joseph von; Das Marmorbild
Volume:12
Issue:21
Page Number:18
First Page:39
Last Page:56
HeBIS-PPN:438534670
Dewey Decimal Classification:8 Literatur / 83 Deutsche und verwandte Literaturen / 830 Literaturen germanischer Sprachen; Deutsche Literatur
Sammlungen:Germanistik / GiNDok
BDSL-Klassifikation:14.00.00 Romantik / BDSL-Klassifikation: 14.00.00 Romantik > 14.12.00 Zu einzelnen Autoren
Zeitschriften / Jahresberichte:Acta Facultatis Philosophicae Universitatis Ostraviensis / Studia Germanistica / Studia Germanistica 21
Journal:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-477254
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht