(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, 1791-186334 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

Franz Pforr

Female back
Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld

Philipp Veit

Mother and Daughter in Prayer
Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld

Hagen Kills Siegfried at the Source
Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld

The Triumph of Religion in the Arts
Johann Friedrich Overbeck

Robert von Langer
Marie Ellenrieder

Berthel Thorvaldsen
Heinrich Maria von Hess

The Selling of Joseph
Johann Friedrich Overbeck

Marie Ellenrieder

Head Portrait of a King
Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld

View of Wooded Hillside
Marie Ellenrieder

Self portrait
Philipp Veit

Triumph of the Christ
Joseph von Führich

The Vision of the Rabenstein
Peter von Cornelius

The Coronation of Charlemagne
Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld

The Road to Emmaus
Joseph von Führich
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.