The Splendor of Germany: Eighteenth-Century Drawings from the Crocker Art Museum - the exhibition catalogue from The Crocker Art Museum available to buy at Museum Bookstore

The Splendor of Germany: Eighteenth-Century Drawings from the Crocker Art Museum

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A book of highlights of the Crocker Art Museum's collection of early German drawings

Featuring artists such as Johann Wolfgang Baumgartner, Anton Raphael Mengs and Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein, The Splendor of Germany examines the major developments in German draughtsmanship over the course of the eighteenth century.

A full range of eighteenth-century German artists are represented here, from the satirizing moralists Johann Elias Ridinger and Daniel Chodowiecki to the Classicist and friend of the art theorist Johann Joachim Winkelmann, Anton Raphael Mengs. Landscape artists are especially well represented, such as the key figure Johann Georg Wille, printmaker to the French king Louis XV, and generations of artists he taught and influenced all the way to the early Romantic landscapists.

The book gathers together a variety of dynamic and sensitive portraits, charming scenes of daily life, and often humorous moralizing subjects, as well as narratives, both religious and mythological, from the late Baroque to Neoclassicism. 

Details
  • Author: William Breazeale, curator at the Crocker Art Museum
  • Paperback: 144 pages 
  • Date published: January 2020
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1911300779
  • Product Dimensions: 26.4 x 23.2 cm

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