Anselm Friedrich Feuerbach

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Anselm Friedrich Feuerbach

33 artworks

German Neoclassical painter and author

Born 1829 - Died 1880

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Nanna

circa 1861

Oil on canvas

100 x 76 cms | 39 1/4 x 29 3/4 ins

Von Der Heydt Museum, West, Germany

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Nanna

1864

Niedersächsisches Landesmuseum, Hannover, Germany

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Nanna

1861

Oil on canvas

74.5 x 62 cms | 29 1/4 x 24 1/4 ins

Staatliche Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe, Germany

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Nanna

1861

Oil on canvas

65.6 x 53.6 cms | 25 3/4 x 21 ins

Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nord, Germany

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Half-Length Portrait of a Roman Woman

Vipsania

1862-1866

81 x 98 cms | 31 3/4 x 38 1/2 ins

Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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Am Meer – Iphigenie III

By the Sea - Iphigenia III

1875

Oil on canvas

Museum Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf, Germany

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Iphigenia in Tauris

1871

Oil on canvas

192.5 x 126.5 cms | 75 3/4 x 49 3/4 ins

Private collection, ,

Medea with the Urn

1873

Oil on canvas

192 x 127 cms | 75 1/2 x 50 ins

Kunsthistorisches Museum, Wien, Austria

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Der Tod des Dichters Pietro Aretino

The Death of the Poet Pietro Aretino

1854

Oil on canvas

267.5 x 176.5 cms | 105 1/4 x 69 1/4 ins

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FEUERBACH, ANSELM (1829-1880), German painter, born at Spires, the son of a well-known archaeologist, was the leading classicist painter of the German 19th-Century school. He was the first to realize the danger arising from contempt of technique, that mastery of craftsmanship was needed to express even the loftiest ideas, and that an ill-drawn colored cartoon can never be the supreme achievement in art. After having passed through the art schools of Dusseldorf and Munich, he went to Antwerp and subsequently to Paris, where he benefited by the teaching of Couture, and produced his first masterpiece, Hafiz at the Fountain in 1852. He subsequently worked at Karlsruhe, Venice (where he fell under the spell of the greatest school of colorists), Rome and Vienna. He was steeped in classic knowledge, and his figure Compositions have the statuesque dignity and simplicity of Greek art. Disappointed with the reception given in Vienna to his design of The Fall of the Titans for the ceiling of the Museum of Modelling, he went to live in Venice, where he died in 1880. His works are to be found at the leading public galleries of Germany; Stuttgart has his Iphigenia; Karlsruhe, the Dante at Ravenna; Munich, the Medea; and Berlin, The Concert, his last important picture. Among his chief works are also The Battle of the Amazons, Pietá, The Symposium of Plato, Orpheus and Eurydice and Ariosto in the Park of Ferrara.

Source: Entry on the artist in the 1911 Edition Encyclopedia.

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