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Caspar David Friedrich and the German Romantic Landscape By Mikhail B. Piotrovsky

Caspar David Friedrich and the German Romantic Landscape

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Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840) is the leading artist of the German Romantic Movement. This book contextualises the artist's work in relation to his German predecessors, contemporaries and followers while examining the important role which Russian collectors played in the development of this naturalistic genre.

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Caspar David Friedrich and the German Romantic Landscape by Mikhail B. Piotrovsky

Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840), the leading artist of the German Romantic Movement, provides the focus for this fascinating book, which contextualises the artist's work in relation to his German predecessors, contemporaries and followers while also examining the important role which Russian collectors played in the development of this naturalistic genre. Inhospitable, ancient and timeless landscapes characterise Friedrich's haunting paintings, and while there are clear stylistic differences between his works and those of his contemporaries, the significance of nature versus the insignificance of man is the common theme that links the images reproduced here. This Romantic sensibility was shared by active Russian patrons, among them Emperor Nicholas I (under the influence of his wife, Prussian Princess Charlotte) and the poet Vasily Zhukovsky.This link draws out fascinating information about the lesser known but important artist Carl Fohr, whose tragically short career was enthusiastically supported by Princess Wilhelmina von Hessen (her daughter, Princess Maximiliana Wilhelmina of Hesse, later Empress Maria Alexandrovna, bought the works to Russia). The work of Carl von Kugelgen, who won commissions from the Russian court, is also examined in detail. Presenting magnificent works held in the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, which has the largest collection of works by Friedrich outside Germany, "Caspar David Friedrich and the German Romantic Landscape" combines sumptuous imagery with an insightful, scholarly narrative.

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About Mikhail B. Piotrovsky


Mikhail B. Piotrovsky is Director of the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg. Ernst W. Veen is Director of the Hermitage Amsterdam. Henk van Os is University Professor of Art and Society at the University of Amsterdam. Jeroen Stumpel is Professor of Art History at Utrecht University. Boris Asvarisc is Head of 19th- and 20th-century Paintings and Sculpture in the Western European Fine Arts department of the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg. Maria Shlikevich is Curator of Topographical Drawings in the Western European Fine Arts department of the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg. Mikhail Dedinkin is Deputy Head of the Western European Fine Arts department of the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg.

Table of Contents


Friedrich the artist and Nicholas the Emperor, Mikhail B. Piotrovsky; A dream comes true, Ernst W. Veen; Caspar David Friedrich and his contemporaries, Henk van Os; The Romanticism of Caspar David Friedrich, Jeroen Stumpel; Caspar David Friedrich in Russia, Boris Asvarisc; Carl von Kugelgen: A German landscape artist in Russia; Maria Shlikevich; Carl Fohr: Drawings for Princess Wilhelmina von Hessen, Mikhail Dedinkin; Catalogue; Bibliography

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GOR006478059
Caspar David Friedrich and the German Romantic Landscape by Mikhail B. Piotrovsky
Mikhail B. Piotrovsky
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Lund Humphries Publishers Ltd
2009-02-28
128
1848220170
9781848220171
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