(An artistic movement)

This movement is a subcategory of Romanticism

Dates: 1809-1850

German Romantic painters settled in Rome who regarded the art since 1500 as degenerate and pagan. They favoured instead works produced during the Early Renaissance; so their paintings looks deliberately old-fashioned, with a focus on Christian and German subjects.

People associated with this movement
Peter von CorneliusGerman, 1783-18678 artworks
Marie EllenriederGerman, 1791-186316 artworks
Joseph von FührichCzech, 1800-18764 artworks
Heinrich Maria von HessGerman, 1798-18632 artworks
Franz IttenbachGerman, 1813-18799 artworks
Ferdinand OlivierGerman, 1785-18411 artwork
Johann Friedrich OverbeckGerman, 1789-186914 artworks
Franz PforrGerman, 1788-18125 artworks
Julius Schnorr von CarolsfeldGerman, 1794-187223 artworks
Ludwig Schnorr von CarolsfeldGerman, 1788-18532 artworks
Philipp VeitGerman, 1793-18779 artworks
Random artworks by artists related to this movement

Flight into Egypt
Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld

Portrait of a Boy
Marie Ellenrieder

Kneeling Praying Child
Marie Ellenrieder

Portrait of a young man
Marie Ellenrieder

King Etzel kills the Burgundians
Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld

Madonna and Child
Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld

Allegory of Russia
Philipp Veit

The Virgin and Child
Franz Ittenbach

Marie Ellenrieder

Madonna and Child
Franz Ittenbach

Marie Ellenrieder

Bishop blesses a church
Marie Ellenrieder

Female back
Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld

The Holy Family
Franz Ittenbach

Rudolf of Habsburg Gave Away his Horse
Ludwig Schnorr von Carolsfeld

Charles the Great's Entrance into Pavia
Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld

Self Portrait Showing Bible
Johann Friedrich Overbeck

Siegfried Battles with the Gatekeeper
Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld

Offering to Mary and Jesus
Marie Ellenrieder
Important dates
Founding date:  1809
Why 1809?: First steps of the German colony in Italy.

End date:  1850
Why 1850?: The group disbanded in the 1830's but its members still continued to paint in this way for a couple of decades. Nevertheless, their philosophy moved to England where the Preraphaelites followed their way.