Exhibition: Adrian Zingg

Posted in exhibitions by Editor on February 21, 2012

From the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden:

Adrian Zingg: Pioneer of Romanticism / Wegbereiter der Romantik
Residenzschloss Dresden, 17 February — 6 May 2012
Kunsthaus Zürich, 25 May — 12 August 2012

Adrian Zingg, “Am Wasserfall,” 1785, Feder, aquarelliert © Kupferstich-Kabinett, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Fotograf: Herbert Boswank

An exhibition by the Kupferstich-Kabinett (Collection of Prints, Drawings and Photographs) of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden in collaboration with Kunsthaus Zürich

Adrian Zingg, born in St. Gallen in 1734 and raised there, studied with Johann Ludwig Aberli in Bern and with Johann Georg Wille in Paris. In 1766, he came to Dresden. Together with his Swiss fellow, the portrait painter Anton Graff, he discovered and hiked in the Saxon and Bohemian landscape. Even today, his indexing of the site is known to have motivated the naming of the Saxon Switzerland. Zingg was running a very successful workshop in Dresden. Being a teacher for etching at the local art academy, he influenced an entire generation of landscape artists in Dresden. Furthermore, Zingg’s aftermath on the depiction of topographical landscape extended far from his death in 1816. Caspar David Friedrich was his most important heir and, at the same time, he overcame his idea of landscape depiction in the spirit of Enlightenment and Classicism.

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Note (added 25 May 2012): The catalogue is available at Michael Shamansky’s artbooks.com — Petra Kuhlmann-Hodick et al., Adrian Zingg: Wegbereiter der Romantik (Dresden: Sandstein, 2012), 280 pages, ISBN: 9783942422864, $72.50.

Vidal Award Results

Posted in graduate students, Member News by Editor on February 21, 2012

Warm congratulations to this year’s recipients of the Mary Vidal Award!

Lauren Cannady (New York University) to present a paper, “The Garden Landscape and the French Interior” at the HECAA New Scholars session at CAA
Amanda Strasik (University of Iowa) to present a paper, “Portraying the  (Future) Queen: Le Portrait de Marie-Josèphe de Saxe et le duc de Bourgogne,” at the HECAA New Scholars session at ASECS

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