Lucifer (Stuck)

Lucifer is a painting completed in 1890 by the German artist Franz Stuck, one of the founders of the Munich Secession. The painting belongs to Stuck's "dark monumental" period, presenting an image of "man-demon".[1] The canvas size is 161 x 152.5 cm.[2]

ArtistFranz Stuck
Year1890 (1890)
Mediumoil on canvas
Dimensions161 cm × 152.5 cm (63 in × 60.0 in)
LocationNational Gallery for Foreign Art, Sofia


Ferdinand I of Bulgaria bought the painting for the royal collection in Sofia, from Stuck's studio in Munich in 1891. On December 25, 1930, King Boris III added it to the National Museum and from 1948 it was part of the National Art Gallery. In 1985 it was transferred to the National Gallery for Foreign Art, and since 2015 the Fund Gallery "Square 500".[1]


The picture has been shown in numerous international exhibitions:[1]

1972 - German art around 1900 in Berlin
2000 - The kingdom of the spirit. The development of the German symbolism 1870 – 1920 in Frankfurt, Birmingham and Stockholm
2005–2006 - History of melancholy in Paris and Berlin
2006–2007 - Franz von Stuck. The modern Lucifer in Trento
2008–2009 - Masterpieces of Franz von Stuck in Munich
2010 - Crime and Punishment in Paris


  1. Пенчев, Румен (11 August 2015). "Луцифер" на разположение в "Квадрат 500". в. "Стандарт" (in Bulgarian). Retrieved 15 April 2016.
  2. "Lucifer". Retrieved 15 April 2016.
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