Regards sur l'Europe

L'Europe et la peinture allemande du XIXe siècle

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Regards sur l'Europe
L'Europe et la peinture allemande du XIXe siècle

Ed. Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Munich, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, text(s) by Ulrich Bischoff/Anna Greve, Wolfgang Cortjaens, Joachim Kaak, Bernhard Maaz, Herbert W. Rott, Gerd Spitzer, Birgit Verwiebe, Angelika Wesenberg u.a.


2007. 416 pp., 395 ills.


24.90 x 32.20 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-1982-7

This publication presents what a wealth and surprising variety of paintings were produced in Europe between the French Revolution and World War I. The selection of about 150 masterpieces, ranging from Classicism to Romanticism and Realism, demonstrates how German painters examined very different themes from European history and literature, how they traveled throughout Europe, and ultimately how they influenced other countries with their artistic ideas: nineteenth-century German painting was European.
Painting ranging from Karl Friedrich Schinkel and Caspar David Friedrich to Adolph Menzel and Max Liebermann is the theme of this richly illustrated publication. Informative brief essays by known experts discuss first-class works from the three largest museum associations in the cities of Berlin, Dresden, and Munich, as well as twenty other important German collections, showing the perception of Europe at that time. An appendix contains extensive commentary on each individual painting. A synopsis of German history with a view to Europe rounds off this standard work on German nineteenth-century art. (German edition ISBN 978-3-7757-1940-7; English edition ISBN 978-3-7757-1941-4)

Exhibition schedule: Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, March 8–May 20, 2007 · Neue Pinakothek, Munich, June 22–September 6, 2007

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