Just married. Portrait of Pauline Hübner (1829) was painted

Just married. Portrait of Pauline Hübner (1829) was painted

4/21/2021, 11:26:03 AM
Just married. Portrait of Pauline Hübner (1829) was painted by her husband Julius Hübner (1806-1882). The 19-year old Pauline Charlotte (1809-1895) had married earlier that year with the artist. This life-size portrait seems to show that she had it all: love, beauty, wealth, and a dog. Looking in some more detail at the elements in this painting, reveals actually quite some symbolism related to a newlywed. The dog symbolizes loyalty. And the box filled with jewelry and precious stones refers to the recent wedding. And then there is the vase with flowers and a shell. The shell (of an exotic sea snail) symbolizes that they have consummated their marriage. And the red Jacobean lilies (also known as Aztec lilies) are a symbol of love and femininity. Finally, it's worth studying some of the details a bit more if you like the painting. Did you notice the carved bird heads on the chair, the fur lining of her dress, the green foot pillow, and how the shell resembles a vulva? #Art #Painting #Artwork #ArtHistory #HistoryofArt #OilPainting #OilonCanvas #GermanArt #GermanArtist #GermanPainter #Love #Wedding #Marriage #JustMarried #JuliusHubner #Hubner #Portrait #PortraitPainting #Symbolism #Femininity #Loyalty #Lilies #Snail #Shell

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