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From Caspar David Friedrich to Gerhard Richter: German Paintings from Dresden

  • Ulrich Bischoff, Elisabeth Hipp, and Jeanne Nugent

    This catalogue of an exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum held from October 10, 2006, to April 29, 2007, brings together a select group of paintings from Dresden's Galerie Neue Meister, which houses one of the most significant collections of nineteenth- and twentieth-century German art. The exhibition placed at its core works from the two best-known painters from Dresden: Caspar David Friedrich (1774–1840), a key voice of German Romanticism, and Gerhard Richter (b. 1932), the most celebrated German artist working today.

    The catalogue, one of the few resources in English on the subject, features paintings by Carl Gustav Carus, J.C. Dahl, Otto Dix, and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff from the period between 1800 and World War I, the heyday of painting in Dresden. It also introduces unfamiliar artists to a wider audience and juxtaposes well-known painters in new ways. Included are essays on the history of the Neue Meister galleries and German painting from this period, entries on individual paintings, and an interview with Gerhard Richter.

    Ulrich Bischoff is director of the Galerie Neue Meister. Elisabeth Hipp is research assistant at the Gemldegalerie Alte Meister. Jeanne Nugent is assistant professor of art history at New York University and an expert on the work of Gerhard Richter.

    120 pages
    8 1/2 x 10 5/8 inches
    43 color and 16 b/w illustrations
    ISBN 978-0-89236-863-1

    Getty Publications
    Imprint: J. Paul Getty Museum