August 13, 2012
KOCH, Joseph Anton
Austrian painter (b. 1768, Obergibeln, d. 1839, Roma)
The Schmadribach Falls1821-22Oil on canvas, 132 x 110 cmNeue Pinakothek, Munich
In all of Koch’s paintings, nature retained its inviolable, indestructible grandeur and dignity. In his depiction of the Schmadribach Falls, certain alterations were made in the geographically precise view and the abundance of topographical details - such as the snowcap added to the mountain on the left, the Grosshorn - in order to heighten the poetic expressiveness and sublimity of the scene.

KOCH, Joseph Anton

Austrian painter (b. 1768, Obergibeln, d. 1839, Roma)

The Schmadribach Falls
1821-22
Oil on canvas, 132 x 110 cm
Neue Pinakothek, Munich

In all of Koch’s paintings, nature retained its inviolable, indestructible grandeur and dignity. In his depiction of the Schmadribach Falls, certain alterations were made in the geographically precise view and the abundance of topographical details - such as the snowcap added to the mountain on the left, the Grosshorn - in order to heighten the poetic expressiveness and sublimity of the scene.

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