Frank Cropsey believed that nature was a direct manifestation of God, or so they say.
Atmosphere. It bypasses cerebral knowledge and speaks instead to different levels within Man.
Aagaard’s work is especially notable for his inclusion of historical architecture and ruins, which he often located in epic and romantic milieu.
A native of Saxony, Hacker appears to have lived in Munich, Bavaria from 1862 onward.
Heinrich Böhmer liked his woods, especially in the fall, it seems.
The grand beauty of the German Alps were this German painter's favorite subject.
Constable never imagined how famous his work would become. He wrote "My art will never be popular" and "My art is far too modern".
Most of Peder Mørk Mønsted's landscapes were devoted to Scandinavia.
"On the northern shore of the lake, right under the precipitous cliffs on which the modern city of Nemi is perched, stood the sacred grove and sanctuary of Diana of the Woods."
Poetic quality is not obtained by eschewing any truths of fact or of Nature... Poetry is the vision of reality.