Visiting Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion? You must join the virtual exhibition queue when you arrive. If capacity has been reached for the day, the queue will close early.

Learn more
German Masters of the Nineteenth Century: Paintings and Drawings from the Federal Republic of Germany

German Masters of the Nineteenth Century: Paintings and Drawings from the Federal Republic of Germany

Schiff, Gert, and Stephan Waetzoldt
1981
280 pages
183 illustrations
View More Publication Info

German Masters of the Nineteenth Century: Paintings and Drawings from the Federal Republic of Germany has been published in connection with the largest and most important exhibition devoted to nineteenth-century German paintings and drawings ever held in North America. Nineteenth-century German art, eclectic in its expression, was strongly influenced by the political, social, and economic forces of an intellectually fertile age. The ninety-six paintings and fifty-four drawings included in this catalogue focus on the five major German artistic movements from the early nineteenth through the early twentieth century: Romanticism, the Nazarenes, Idealism, Realism, and Impressionism. Among the artists represented are Friedrich, Runge, Blechen, Cornelius, Koch, Leibl, Lenbach, Menzel, Thoma, Corinth, Liebermann, and Slevogt.

German Masters of the Nineteenth Century provides a penetrating view of the pluralistic character of nineteenth-century German art. Essays by Professor Gert Schiff, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and Dr. Stephan Waetzoldt, General Director, Staatliche Museen Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin, provide a careful examination of artists and styles and an analysis of the historical, social, and aesthetic contexts so crucial to a full understanding of nineteenth-century German art. This volume also includes a biography of each artist and an extensive bibliography.

The works included here, their accompanying texts, and the scholarly essays comprise a publication indispensable to scholars and art lovers with an interest in this long-neglected but significant period of European art.

Met Art in Publication

Island of the Dead, Arnold Böcklin  Swiss, Oil on wood
1880

You May Also Like

Citation

View Citations

Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.), and Art Gallery of Ontario, eds. 1981. German Masters of the Nineteenth Century: Paintings and Drawings from the Federal Republic of Germany. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art.