- Born: 5. February 1808 in München
- Died: 23. September 1885
The Biedermeier Master
Carl Spitzweg was born on February 5, 1808 in Unterpfaffenhofen near Munich. He was a German painter and one of the best-known representatives of the Biedermeier art movement.
Spitzweg initially began a commercial apprenticeship, but early on devoted himself to his passion for painting. He received instruction from various artists and studied at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts.
His painting style was characterized by a fine attention to detail and an affectionate view of everyday life. Spitzweg was especially known for his humorous and ironic depictions. He painted mainly genre scenes, landscapes and portraits.
Spitzweg's paintings are characterized by their vivid coloring, precise execution and accurate observation. He created a variety of paintings depicting the lives of ordinary people in the 19th century. His works are often characterized by an affectionate view of human weaknesses and idiosyncrasies.
Although Spitzweg enjoyed only moderate success during his lifetime, he achieved great fame in the later years of the 19th century and posthumously in the 20th century. His paintings were increasingly appreciated by collectors and art critics and also gained international attention.
Carl Spitzweg died in Munich on September 23, 1885. His artistic legacy is of great importance to German art history. Spitzweg's works are appreciated for their humorous and charming character and are still popular today. They convey an insight into everyday life and the mood of the Biedermeier era. His paintings are exhibited in renowned museums and galleries worldwide and hold an important position in the German art tradition.
To our knowledge the art works on this page were created in the years from 1840 to 1880.
Carl Spitzweg uses for the pictures shown here mostly the technique: Lwd..
The pictures are predominantly assigned to the art direction Romanticism.
Carl Spitzweg was mainly concerned with the following motives: Landscapes.
The art works of the artist are dominated by the colors black, brown and gray.
9 works of the artist Carl Spitzweg can be found here: Privatbesitz.