Nine Letters on Landscape Painting: Written in the Years 1815-1824; with a Letter from Goethe by Way of Introduction
Carl Gustav Carus (1789-1869)--court physician to the king of Saxony--was a naturalist, amateur painter, and theoretician of landscape painting whose Nine Letters on Landscape Painting is an important document of early German romanticism and an elegant appeal for the integration of art and science.
Carus was inspired by and had contacts with the greatest German intellectuals of his day. Carus prefaced his work with a letter from his correspondence with Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, who was his primary mentor in both science and art. His writings also reflect, however, the influence of the German natural philosopher Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling, especially Schelling's notion of a world soul, and the writings of the naturalist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt. Carus played a role in the revolution in landscape painting taking place in Saxony around Caspar David Friedrich. The first edition appears here in English for the first time.
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Physician Naturalist Painter and Theoretician of Landscape Painting Oskar Bätschmann
Nine Letters on Landscape Painting Written in the Years 18151824
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Abraham Gottlob Werner academy Alexander von Humboldt artist beauty Berlin Briefe über Landschaftsmalerei Carl Gustav Carus Carus publishes Carus's Caspar David Friedrich Christian Claude Claude Lorrain clouds colors Denkwürdigkeiten note divine drawing Dresden earth earth-life painting Erdleben essay feeling Fernow Gemäldegalerie Gerhard Fleischer Gessner Goethe Goethe's Gustav Carus note Hackert hierarchy of genres higher history painting human idea idem imitation inner ISBN Johann Georg Sulzer Johann Wolfgang Kunst Kunst-Blatt Künste Landscape Painting note Landschaft Landschaftsmalerei note 11 Leben Lebenserinnerungen und Denkwürdigkeiten Leipzig Letters on Landscape light Lorenz Oken Ludwig mind mood mountain ranges Munich Neun Briefe Nine Letters oil on canvas organic painter Painting note 27 Philipp Otto Runge physiognomy Prause pure Ruisdael Sämtliche Werke note scene Schelling soul Steffens Stuttgart sublime tion trees true truth Wilhelm Wolfgang von Goethe Zootomie Zwölf Briefe