Jacob Philipp (Jakob) Hackert
(1737 - 1807)
Jacob Philipp (Jakob) Hackert was active/lived in Germany, Italy. Jacob Hackert is known for landscape, figure in landscape painting, etching.
Biography Jacob Philipp (Jakob) Hackert
studied first with his father, Philipp Hackert, then from 1755 with
Blaise Nicolas Le Sueur at the Berlin Akademie. There he encountered,
and copied, the landscapes of Dutch artists and of Claude Lorrain. The
latter influence shows in two works exhibited in 1761, views of the Lake of Venus in the Berlin Zoological Garden
(versions of 1764 in Stockholm, National Museum). These much admired
paintings retain a rather rigid late Baroque style. Hackert's main
interest in these early works was to arrive at a special understanding
of a place through alternate views, with reverse directions of
observation. This systematic documentation bears w
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