ISLE OF THE DEAD
Fine Art Giclée Print
Co-created & Published by PINEAPPLE GALLERY
Original works: Arnold Böcklin (1827–1901).
Print Dimensions: 36cm x 24cm
Böcklin produced several different versions of the mysterious painting between 1880 and 1901, which today are exposed in Basel, New York City, Berlin and Leipzig.
All versions of Isle of the Dead depict a desolate and rocky islet seen across an expanse of dark water.
A small rowboat is just arriving at a water gate and seawall on shore.
An oarsman maneuvers the boat from the stern. In the bow, facing the gate, is a standing figure clad entirely in white. Just behind the figure is a white, festooned object commonly interpreted as a coffin.
The tiny islet is dominated by a dense grove of tall, dark cypress trees—associated by long-standing tradition with cemeteries and mourning—which is closely hemmed in by precipitous cliffs.
Furthering the funerary theme are what appear to be sepulchral portals and windows on the rock faces.
$60.00 – $160.00 inc.GST