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Spitzweg, Carl


Born Feb. 4, 1808, in Munich; died there Sept. 23, 1885. German painter and graphic artist; one of the greatest representatives of the Biedermeier style.

A self-taught artist, Spitzweg painted scenes from the lives of city dwellers and idyllic landscapes. He is most famous for his small genre paintings, such as The Widower (New Pinakothek, Munich), Serenade (Schackgallerie, Munich), and The Hypochondriac (Schackgallerie, Munich). These subtly poetic works by Spitzweg are distinguished by warm humor; drawing on characteristic human types and details from everyday life, they are noted for their expressive use of color.


Höhne, E. Carl Spitzweg, 2nd ed. Leipzig, 1972.
Jensen, J. C. Carl Spitzweg. Cologne, 1975.
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Hay que congratularse por la edicion tan cuidada del libro, con una imagen en la portada--El raton de biblioteca de Carl Spitzweg (1808-1885)--que sugiere tambien la pasion por la lectura.
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uk Artist: Franz Marc Reproduction of painting by influential German Expressionist (1880-1916) ESTIMATED VALUE PS25M Artist: Otto Dix Newly discovered self-portrait of German artist Otto Dix (1891-1969) found in Nazi haul ESTIMATED VALUE PS20M Artist: Antonio Canaletto View of painting by Italian master artist Antonio Canaletto (1697-1768) beamed on to a wall ESTIMATED VALUE PS6M Artist: Carl Spitzweg Lesser-known picture by German artist Carl Spitzweg (1808-1885) Pair Making Music ESTIMATED VALUE PS3M Artist: Marc Chagall Reproduction of a masterwork by Belarus-born French artist Marc Chagall taken by Nazis ESTIMATED VALUE PS5M Artist: Henri Matisse Picture believed to be by French painter Henri Matisse shown during a press conference ESTIMATED VALUE PS20M
At the beginning of August 1884, Hans von Bulow and the Munich publisher Eugen Spitzweg discussed the intended edition of the concerto.
Furthermore, scholars have traced influences and examples of painters and single artworks, including 17th century Dutch painters like Frans Hals, Rubens, Vermeer and, above all, Rembrandt and his play with light and shadow (Gehler and Kasten 16), 19th century painters like Arnold Bocklin and Carl Spitzweg (Dalle Vacche 169) as well as expressionist painters represented by Franz Marc's animal paintings, which are reflected in the portrayal of the fleeing horses and the roaming werewolf (Gehler and Kasten 46) and by Ludwig Kirchner's The Red Tower in Halle (1915) which is mirrored in the opening scene of the city tower (Dalle Vacche 175).
Veio-me ao encontro, o quadro de Carl Spitzweg ("Der Bucherwurm" --"O rato de biblioteca": oleo sobre tela do Museu Georg Schafer, pintado c.
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Highlights: Paintings by Anton Graft, Carl Spitzweg, Ferdinand Georg Waldmuller mad examples of German idealism.