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Carl Spitzweg

 (1808 - 1885)
Carl Spitzweg was active/lived in Germany.  Carl Spitzweg is known for figure, provincial genre, landscape painting.

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Biography   Carl Spitzweg


German painter Carl Spitzweg is considered one of the foremost artists of the Biedermeier era, a transitional period spanning the three decades between the Congress of Vienna (1815) and the Revolution of 1848. The Biedermeier era celebrated simple, middle-class sensibilities and the importance of family and community, not the emotionally-heightened individualistic experiences preached by the Romantics.

Spitzweg, in particular, created numerous portraits of the average citizen going about his or her daily routine in a decidedly un-profound way. Like many of his contemporaries, he was greatly influenced by the Dutch seventeenth-century masters, such as Frans van Mieris, Jan Steen and Gerard Terborch. Petra ten-Doesschate Chu writes, "   ...  Displaying 750 of 8119 characters.

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