(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

Portrait of a Young Woman
Marie Ellenrieder

Portrait of Fanny Gail
Heinrich Maria von Hess

Mary and the Infant Jesus
Marie Ellenrieder

Offering to Mary and Jesus
Marie Ellenrieder

Portrait of a Nun
Marie Ellenrieder

The Song of the Nibelungs
Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld

Portrait of a Boy
Marie Ellenrieder

Madonna and Child
Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld

Resurrection of Christ
Marie Ellenrieder

Madonna and Child
Franz Ittenbach

Robert von Langer
Marie Ellenrieder

Portrait of a Woman
Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld

Head Portrait of a King
Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld

The Coronation of Charlemagne
Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld

The Virgin and Child
Franz Ittenbach

Kneeling girl praying
Marie Ellenrieder

Franz Pforr
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.