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Unwanted Affection (oil on canvas)

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Unwanted Affection (oil on canvas)

1769830 Unwanted Affection (oil on canvas) by Meyerheim, Paul Friedrich (1842-1915); 55.9x81.3 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Unwanted Affection. Paul Friedrich Meyerheim (1842-1915). Oil on canvas. 55.9 x 81.3cm.); Photo eChristies Images; German, out of copyright

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Active Affection Animal Home Annoying Artist German Cage Caged Care Caring Direct Gaze German Art German Artist Grumpy Ignoring Looking At Camera Loving Lying Lying Down Lying On Back Mood Negative Concept Physical Activity Rejected Rejection Rolling Two Animals Unwanted 19th Century European Art 19th Century Painting Meyerheim Portrait Style Portraiture Positive Concepts


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Unwanted Affection - A Captivating Glimpse into 19th Century Emotions

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. This oil painting, titled "Unwanted Affection" by German artist Paul Friedrich Meyerheim, offers a profound exploration of emotions in the late 19th century. The artwork, measuring 55.9 x 81.3 cm, depicts two animals within the confines of a cage. The portrait-style composition captures a moment in time during the day when one animal is lying down while another rolls on its back. Despite their physical proximity, there is an undeniable sense of rejection and grumpiness emanating from both subjects as they look directly at the camera. Meyerheim's masterful brushstrokes bring to life the conflicting feelings portrayed in this piece - affection and annoyance coexisting within the same frame. The animals' postures and direct gazes convey a range of emotions that resonate with viewers even today. Through this artwork, Meyerheim delves into themes such as love, care, rejection, and unwanted attention. He skillfully explores these concepts through his use of negative space and contrasting colors. As we observe this late 19th-century European art masterpiece from Bridgeman Images' private collection, we are reminded that emotions transcend time and place. This painting serves as a testament to Meyerheim's ability to capture complex human-like sentiments within his animal subjects. "Unwanted Affection" invites us to reflect on our own experiences with affectionate gestures that may not always be welcomed or reciprocated fully – reminding us that even in moments of vulnerability or discomfort lies an opportunity for growth and understanding.

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