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Rintelen, Friedrich

    Full Name: Rintelen, Friedrich

    Other Names:

    • Friedrich Rintelen

    Gender: male

    Date Born: 20 February 1881

    Date Died: 04 May 1926

    Place Born: Berlin, Germany

    Place Died: Catania, Sicily, taly

    Home Country/ies: Germany

    Subject Area(s): Italian (culture or style), Italian Renaissance-Baroque styles, and Renaissance


    Giotto scholar and professor of art, Basle. His undergraduate students at Basle included Hans R. Hahnloser. His methodology was carried on by Theodor Hetzer. Rintelen’s opinions were so valued they were pencilled in as notes by Richard Offner in Offner’s copy of the 1937 catalog Mostra Giottesca.

    Selected Bibliography

    [bibliography:] Dvorák, Max. Idealism and Naturalism in Gothic Art. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1967, p. 221, works cited only; Giotto und die Giotto-Apokryphen. Munich: Müller, 1912; Reden und Aufsätze. Edited by Edith Rintelin. Basel: Schwabe, 1927.


    German Essays on Art History. Gert Schiff, ed. New York: Continuum, 1988, p. xxxix mentioned; Metzler Kunsthistoriker Lexikon: zweihundert Porträts deutschsprachiger Autoren aus vier Jahrhunderten. 2nd. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2007, pp. 348-349; Ladis, Andrew. “The Unmaking of a Connoisseur.” in, Offner, Richard. A Discerning Eye: Essays on Early Italian Painting. University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1998, p,19, note 1.


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