Makart, Hans

Makart, Hans

(häns mä`kärt), 1840–84, Austrian history painter, studied with Karl von PilotyPiloty, Karl von
, 1826–86, German historical painter; son of Ferdinand Piloty (1786–1844), a noted German lithographer. Karl first won recognition for his genre paintings, such as The Nurse (1853).
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. His early success was phenomenal. The emperor of Austria provided him with a studio, and his short life was crowded with official honors and triumphs. In his large history paintings he strove to emulate Titian and Veronese in the use of lush color. Characteristic of his glittering costume pieces is Entry of Charles V into Antwerp (1878, Hamburg).
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