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1) Arnold Bocklin, 16 October 1827 to 16 January 1901 (age 73), was a Swiss symbolist painter.
2) Influenced by Romanticism, Bocklin's symbolist use of imagery derived from mythology and legend often overlapped with the aesthetic of the Pre-Raphaelites.
3) Many of his paintings are imaginative interpretations of the classical world, or portray mythological subjects in settings involving classical architecture.
4) Often times, his paintings allegorically explores death and mortality in the context of a strange, fantasy world. Known for Isle of the Dead, close to his studio and where his baby daughter was buried
5) Clement Greenberg wrote in 1947 that Bocklin's work "is one of the most consummate expressions of all that is now disliked about the latter half of the nineteenth century.
6) Bocklin influenced Giorgio de Chirico, and other Surrealist painters like Max Ernst and Salvador Dali. Several of his works are part of the collection of the Kunstmuseum Basel and exhibited there
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