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Fuseli to Menzel: Drawings and Watercolors in the Age of Goethe from a German Private Collection

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Fuseli to Menzel contains a selection of 80 works by 47 artists from the late-18th and early-19th centuries representing Romanticism and other artistic trends of the period. The book presents new scholarly research and material, including illustrations which have never been published before and detailed biographies of the artists. The author focuses on landscapes, particularly on the artists' experience of Italy, and on portraits, especially on self-portraits and portraits of other artists. Exquisite quality, ...
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2000 Paperback New 0916724972. FLAWLESS COPY-9 7/8 x 12", 169 illustrations, 93 in color. -During the years 1770-1850, German literature, music, and philosophy flourished as ... never before. The age of Goethe, Beethoven, and Kant was a brilliant period in the history of the visual arts in Germany. Painters such as Caspar David Friedrich and Philipp Otto Runge, the architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel, and the sculptor Johann Gottfried Schadow were central personalities in the Romantic movement, while a generation later the painter and draftsman Adolph Menzel was no less important in the context of European realism. Fuseli to Menzel: Drawings and Watercolors in the Age of Goethe is the catalogue of an exhibition selected from one of the world's premier private collections of German drawings from the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Following its tour in Germany, the show will be presented in 1998 at the Harvard University Art Museums, the Frick Collection, and the J. Paul Getty Museum. The catalogue features Read more Show Less

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Overview

Fuseli to Menzel contains a selection of 80 works by 47 artists from the late-18th and early-19th centuries representing Romanticism and other artistic trends of the period. The book presents new scholarly research and material, including illustrations which have never been published before and detailed biographies of the artists. The author focuses on landscapes, particularly on the artists' experience of Italy, and on portraits, especially on self-portraits and portraits of other artists. Exquisite quality, vivid imagination, intellectual complexity, and artistic perception characterize the watercolors and drawings presented here in this visually stunning volume.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780916724979
  • Publisher: Harvard University Art Museums
  • Publication date: 3/28/1998
  • Pages: 232

Table of Contents

Foreword 7
The Collector Alfred Winterstein 9
Fuseli to Menzel: Aspects of German Drawing in the Age of Goethe 13
Acknowledgments 36
Catalogue 37
Epilogue 198
Appendices A and B 200
Biographies of the Artists 203
Selected Bibliography 223
Index of Proper Names 229
Photographic Credits 231
Index of Artists 232
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