Blüte der Kunst in München
Eugen Napoleon Neureuther (1806-1882)

Blüte der Kunst in München,

Material / Technology / Carrier
Öl auf Papier, auf Papier und Leinwand geklebt
Dimensions of the object
75,4 x 102 cm
Not on display
19. Jahrhundert
Inventory number
1862 durch Adolf Friedrich Graf von Schack erworben
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München
Eugen Napoleon Neureuther, Blüte der Kunst in München, 1861, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München, URL: (Last updated on 12.04.2024)
The painting is a design for wall decoration that was never carried out. It celebrates the flourishing of the arts in Munich under King Ludwig I. Neureuther¿s composition is based on Raphael¿s School of Athens and shows the painter Peter von Cornelius in the centre, surrounded by his fellow artists. Even Schack¿s friend the historian Ferdinand Gregorovius, not generally well disposed towards Munich, praised the king¿s achievement: `The arts really did flourish, with Cornelius, Schwanthaler, Schnorr, Rottmann, Klenze, Veit, Overbeck, Ohlmüller, Gärtner etc. The collections of the Pinakotheks and the Glyptothek would adorn even Florence and Rome.¿

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