War by Franz von Stuck. Oil on canvas. Source: the 1896-97 Magazine of Art: 155. “By Permission of F. Hanfstaengel, Munich, the Owner of Copyright.”

“The great picture called War won him at last the encouragement of the State. It is here reproduced. This was purchased in 1894 for the Pinacothek at Munich, and Stuck was appointed Professor there. We should seek in vain through the whole range of modern German art for an example of pictorial means carried to such absolute mastery as in this picture. The livid bodies on the earth are drawn with a simplicity and breadth worthy of an Old Master, the awful Horseman rides across the night-sky in symbolic hues, and a lurid glow flames on the horizon.” — Paul Schultze-Naumberg

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Schultze-Naumberg, Paul. “Franz Stuck.” The Magazine of Art [London] 20 (1896-97): 153-58. Internet Archive version of a copy in the University of Toronto Library. Web. 4 November 2014.

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