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by Hinrich Sieveking

Author: Hinrich Sieveking
Subcategory: Decorative Arts & Design
Language: English
Publisher: Harvard Univ Art Museum (February 1, 2000)
Pages: 232 pages
Category: Photo and Art
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Fuseli to Menzel book. Fuseli to Menzel contains a selection of works by 47 artists from the late 18th and early 19th centuries representing Romanticism and other artistic trends of the period.

Fuseli to Menzel book. 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. Fuseli to Menzel contains a selection of 80 works by 47 artists from the.

Fuseli to Menzel" contains a selection of works by 47 artists from the late 18th and early 19th centuries representing Romanticism and other artistic trends of the period. Exquisite quality, vivid imagination, intellectual complexity and artistic perception characterize the watercolours and drawings presented here in this visually stunning volume.

Fuseli to Menzel contains a selection of 80 works by 47 artists from the late-18th and early-19th centuries .

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 author focuses on landscapes, particularly on the artists' experience of Italy, and on portraits, especially on self-portraits and portraits of other artists.

Fuseli to Menzel: Drawings and Watercolors from the Age of Goethe is. .The inspiration for Winterstein’s collection began early in the century when he viewed several exhibitions of Romantic period drawings

Fuseli to Menzel: Drawings and Watercolors from the Age of Goethe is curated by Hinrich Sieveking, curator of the Winterstein Collection. Presentation of Fuseli to Menzel at The Frick Collection has been coordinated by Associate Curator Susan Grace Galassi. A Remarkable Private Collection. The inspiration for Winterstein’s collection began early in the century when he viewed several exhibitions of Romantic period drawings. He was strongly attracted to the music, literature, and visual arts of the time and felt a particular affinity with the work of Goethe.

by Hinrich Sieveking and J. Paul Getty Museum.

The age of Goethe was a memorable time for drawing in Germany

The age of Goethe was a memorable time for drawing in Germany. A major participant in the show, Moritz von Schwind, was to say later that ''it was to drawings, rather than to paintings, that we looked for what was rich and important in the way of ideas. This may sound like a putdown for painting. But what von Schwind meant was that in the age of Goethe, drawing and thinking had a lot in common. Drawing had not been mere penciling. Henry Fuseli and Adolph Menzel have top billing but serve respectively as prelude and aftermath to the show. The gruesome fancy of the one and the bonhomie of the other are nicely adjusted to the task.

Fuseli traveled through Germany, and spent then much time in Berlin. In 1764, Fuseli went to London to work as a translator of French, German, and Italian books. There worked on a German translation of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu's Letters, which was published in 1763. Lavater and Fuseli remained friends. Fuseli's translation of Lavater's Aphorisms on Man appeared in 1788. At the age of twenty-four, he translated into English Reflections on the Painting and Sculpture of the Greeks by the German Neo-Classical theorist . However, Fuseli did not become Winkelmann's follower.

drawings and watercolors in the age of Goethe from a German private collection

drawings and watercolors in the age of Goethe from a German private collection. by Hinrich Sieveking. Published 1998 by Prestel in Munich, New York. Art collections, Drawing, Drawing, German, Exhibitions, German Drawing, Private collections. Exhibition held at Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, from Apr. 4 to June 7, 1998, the Frick Collection, New York, June 23 to Aug. 30, 1998, and the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles from Sept. In cooperation with the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts".

The time around 1800 was a fascinating period of transition, of endings and new beginnings in all aspects of life: intellectually, socially, economically and politically. It was the time of the French Revolution, the fall of the Habsburg Empire (1806), secularization, the Napoleonic Wars, the Restoration. In the art of drawing, which was the "signature" of that era, contemporary changes in society could be found more subtly than in other genres. In the literary age of Goethe, the most influential artists produced masterpieces in the field of drawing, and many others devoted themselves to that genre exclusively. "Fuseli to Menzel" contains a selection of 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. The author focuses on landscapes, particularly on the artists' experience of Italy, and on portraits, especially self-portraits and portraits of other artists. Exquisite quality, vivid imagination, intellectual complexity and artistic perception characterize the watercolours and drawings presented here in this visually stunning volume.