Gastlandschaften Rheinland-Pfalz


William Turner - Standort 16 | St. Goar

Footpath in the direction of Oberwesel, looking towards the LoreleiThe

watercolour shows the Lorelei rock again from a different perspective.

This time Turner looks upstream in the direction of Oberwesel and shows

only part of the Lorelei rock. By doing so, Turner leaves it to the

viewer to imagine the true scale and grandeur of the Lorelei – an

artistic device that he used many times in his works. On the left of

the painting we see the towpath with several people on it. This is the

same path Turner walks along to reach Bingen. On the right bank of the

Rhine travellers were forced to take the route over the hills.

You can reach us at:

William Turner
Rheinufer / B9
55430 Urbar



Fußweg in Richtung Oberwesel, Blick zur Loreley (Foto: akg-images, Quelle: Tourist-Information St. Goar) Skizze (Foto: Tate; CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0, Quelle: Tourist-Information St. Goar)
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