Genre & Material
Where can I find this in Berlin?
Pauline Runge, the wife of the artist, is carrying her son in her arms. She’s looking at her child, who is looking at the observer of the picture. He is holding a yellow fruit in his left hand and his right hand is laying of the breast of his mother. The classicist picture seems expressively strange from the hard brush strokes designing the trees behind Sigismund’s head, as well as the moving clouds in a deep blue sky behind Pauline’s head. Mother and child were not idealized, but were rather painted close to reality.
ART@Berlin: Phillip Otto Runge – Wife and Son of the Artist