51 (edited by kkvk 2014-11-09 08:02:53)

Re: Art movements

Josselin wrote:

Contrary to the Hudson River School, the Dusseldorf School doesn't seem to have a real unity.

I thought a little bit about this and i think you are right that its not a homogenous, narrow body as the Nazarene or the Hudson River School. It was famous for it exquisite and detail drawings and finished paintings. But it is not only landscape painting. History (not the idealistic, classical style) or social genre are very important too.
The Dusseldorfer School is more like a trademark, as the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris.

A good overview you can find at  <a href="http://www.kettererkunst.com/dict/painting-school-of-dusseldorf.shtml">Kettler</a>

Maybe we need not only the movement-selection, but also a marker for these schools. In germany the Weimar School, the Munich(Piloty)-School, the Berlin School, the Dusseldorfer School and so on.

Another thing that would be useful in my opinion, are categories for the typical kind of pictures an artist made. If he is mainly a landscape-, history- or portrait painter for example.

Re: Art movements

kkvk wrote:
Josselin wrote:

Contrary to the Hudson River School, the Dusseldorf School doesn't seem to have a real unity.

I thought a little bit about this and i think you are right that its not a homogenous, narrow body as the Nazarene or the Hudson River School. It was famous for it exquisite and detail drawings and finished paintings. But it is not only landscape painting. History (not the idealistic, classical style) or social genre are very important too.
The Dusseldorfer School is more like a trademark, as the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris.

A good overview you can find at  <a href="http://www.kettererkunst.com/dict/painting-school-of-dusseldorf.shtml">Kettler</a>

Maybe we need not only the movement-selection, but also a marker for these schools. In germany the Weimar School, the Munich(Piloty)-School, the Berlin School, the Dusseldorfer School and so on.

Another thing that would be useful in my opinion, are categories for the typical kind of pictures an artist made. If he is mainly a landscape-, history- or portrait painter for example.

Yes I agree with the genre categories (portrait, landscape, still life, history/mythology, genre scene).

For the movements, I think the Biedermeier style would be a better candidate for addition, albeit it looks more significant in the arts and crafts, and design. From what I know, it was a negation of Romanticism (realist genre scenes and portraits used as decorative features).

Re: Art movements

Josselin wrote:

For the movements, I think the Biedermeier style would be a better candidate for addition

Yes, thats true. Biedermeier pictures often depicted middle-class people who are happy with there lives, non-political, small anecdotes, portraits in a style that was previously only appropriate for the aristocracy and so on.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biedermeier#Visual_arts

Re: Art movements

List of the movements that are worth adding:
- Gothic
- Flemish Baroque (Rubens, Brueghels, Snyders, Teniers...)
- The Troubadours (French Romantic group, focusing on French history): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troubadour_style
- Biedermeier
- Danish Golden Age (1800-50)