Entries tagged with "Jena, Germany"

Architectural historian of the late antique era. Deichmann was one of the art historians who worked at the DAI in Rome during the height of the Nazi doctrine, when others, like Ludwig Curtius, had been force to resign.

Architectural historian and archaeologist, who stood aloof from the historicization of art history into questions of styles, preferring instead to emphasize the aesthetic uniqueness and impact of classical and medieval art. As a student, he traveled to Rome studying art with Ernst Pfuhl. Professor at Giessen University, 1922-1928, and Bonn University 1928-1940.

German Expressionist documentary scholar. Grisebach was the son of Jena professor of philosophy, Eberhard Grisebach (1880-1945), whose art connections laid the groundwork for his son's interests. His father was a second cousin of the art historian August Grisebach and personal friends with the artists Ferdinand Hodler (who became Lothar's Godfather) and Edvard Munch. The senior Grisebach organized art exhibitions for Kunstverein Jena, where he met and befriended the German Expressionist (Brücke) artist Ernst Ludwig Kirchner.

Philosopher, architectural theorist and art historian. Harries was born to Wolfgang Harries and Ilse Grossmann (Harries). Harries attended Yale University recieving his B.A. in 1958 and marrying Elizabeth Wanning the following year. He continued for his Ph.D. at Yale, teaching as an instructor in philosophy at Yale 1961-1963. Harries completed his dissesrtation on the concept of Nihilism in the philosophy department, receiving his degree in 1962.

Historian of Roman sculpture and the paintings of Raphael, also painter. Meyer began studying painting in Switzerland under the tutelage of Johann Koella and Johann Caspar Füssli. He traveled to Italy to study Roman sculpture in 1784, where he also dedicated himself to studying the paintings of Raphael. Meyer met Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in 1787, who convinced him to move to Weimar to serve as his artistic advisor.

Novelist; first biographer of an art historian and one of the first art historians to write a monograph on Jan van Eyck. She was born in Danzig, Prussia which is present-day Gdańsk, Poland. Schopenhauer was born Johanna Henrietta Trosiener into a wealthy Danzig merchant family. Her father was Christian Heinrich Trosiener (b. 1730), a Danzig city councilor (senator) and her mother Elizabeth Lehmann (Trosiener). In an arranged marriage of 1785 Trosiener was married to a wealthy merchant friend of her father, Heinrich Floris Schopenhauer, she 18 and he 37.

Classicist art historian. Stark hailed from an illustrious professional family who saw to it that he gained a classical education early. He read the Odyssey in Greek at age nine. Stark studied philology at the University in Jena and then Leipzig between 1841 and 1845. The lectures of August Böckh (1785-1867) turned his interest to classical art. He traveled to Italy. In 1850, at just age 26, he was associate professor and director of the museum. At Jena he wrote a book on Albrecht Dürer in 1851. His book on the arts of Gaza, a broadly conceived cultural history, appeared in 1852.