(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, 1783-18677 artworks
Marie EllenriederGerman, 1791-186316 artworks
Joseph von FührichCzech, 1800-18764 artworks
Franz IttenbachGerman, 1813-18799 artworks
Johann Friedrich OverbeckGerman, 1789-186913 artworks
Franz PforrGerman, 1788-18125 artworks
Julius Schnorr von CarolsfeldGerman, 1794-187223 artworks
Ludwig Schnorr von CarolsfeldGerman, 1788-18531 artwork
Philipp VeitGerman, 1793-18778 artworks
Random artworks by artists related to this movement

Winged Angel
Marie Ellenrieder

Head Portrait of a King
Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld

The Holy Family
Franz Ittenbach

The Holy Family
Franz Ittenbach

St. Rochus giving alms
Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld

Philipp Veit

Portrait of a Boy
Marie Ellenrieder

Kneeling girl praying
Marie Ellenrieder

The Way to Cavalry
Johann Friedrich Overbeck

Marie Ellenrieder

Madonna and Child
Franz Ittenbach

Triumph of the Christ
Joseph von Führich

Female back
Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld

The Selling of Joseph
Johann Friedrich Overbeck

The Vision of the Rabenstein
Peter von Cornelius

The Triumph of Religion in the Arts
Johann Friedrich Overbeck
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.