Joseph Anton Koch in Rome

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Joseph Anton Koch in Rome | Drawings from the Graphic Collection of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

Exhibition | 23.03.2011 – 30.04.2011

Joseph Anton Koch (1768-1839), a native of Tyrol, definitely ranks among the most important representatives of Neo-Classicist landscape painting and drawing. He spent most of his life in Rome, where he, as a markedly integrative personality, became the center of the German artists’ colony. Koch belonged to a generation which aimed at refining the empirical reproduction of nature by means of ideal compositions and the “incorporation of stories,” mostly from mythology.

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