Dreams of Freedom

Romanticism in Germany and Russia

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Caspar David Friedrich and Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov are the most important artists of the Romantic era in their native countries of Germany and Russia. At the centre of this opulent book are night scenes and moonlit landscapes, views of Dresden and Italy that are full of yearning, and portraits and lovingly depicted interiors by both master painters and their contemporaries.

This book is not yet published, but will be available from January 2022.

ISBN: 9783777435831 Category:

Staatliche Kunstsammlung Dresden, State Tretyakov Gallery Moscow

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Caspar David Friedrich and Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov are the most important artists of the Romantic era in their native countries of Germany and Russia. At the centre of this opulent book are night scenes and moonlit landscapes, views of Dresden and Italy that are full of yearning, and portraits and lovingly depicted interiors by both master painters and their contemporaries.

It represents an encounter between artworks from Germany and Russia. In them, the fundamental questions regarding the radical start of a new era in around 1800 becomes visible: the fight for political and artistic freedom, the search for national identity, the fragility of the concept of homeland and religion. The relationships between the two cultural nations and the journeys of the artists are examined, as are political aspects of art. The literature and music of the Romantic era and selected positions of contemporary art complement the diverse picture of contemporary art complement the diverse picture art. The literature and music of the Romantic era and selected positions of contemporary art complement the diverse picture.

Artists: Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky | Carl Blechen | Karl Pavlovich Bryullov | Carl Gustav Carus | Pavel Andreyevich Fedotov | Caspar David Friedrich | Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov | Orest Adamovich Kiprenski | Ernst Ferdinand Oehme | Theodor Rehbenitz | Ludwig Richter | Sylvester Feodosiyevich Shchedrin | Vasily Andreyevich Tropinin | Alexei Gavrilovich Venetsianov | Maxim Nikiforovich Vorobiev

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 22.5 x 28 cm
Publisher name Skira Editore S.p.A
Publication date 25 January 2022
Number of pages 360
Format Hardback
Dimensions 22.5 x 28 cm
Weight 300 g

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Holger Birkholz has been conservator for the painting of the first half of the 19th century at the Albertinum, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, since 2016.

Sergey Fofanov is an art historian and curator and has also been a researcher at the State Tretyakov Gallery since 2017.

Ljudmila Markina is the head of the painting department for the 18th and the first half of the 19th century at the State Tretyakov Gallery and professor at the Russian Academy for Painting, Sculpture and Architecture.