Artworks : Oswald Achenbach
0:00 : Brigitte Engerer (1984)
3:58 : Alexander Ghindin (2004)
9:54 : Joel Hastings (2006)
15:30 : Vladimir Horowitz (1989)
21:07 : Anna Malikova (2009)
27:28 : Leonard Pennario (1958)
32:01 : Nikolaus Lahusen (2003)
38:23 : Grigory Ginzburg (1948)
44:59 : Maryla Jonas (1951)
49:38 : Sergei Rachmaninoff (1942)
ΟΣΒΑΛΝΤ ΑΧΕΝΜΠΑΧ , Ο ΜΕΓΑΛΟΣ ΓΕΡΜΑΝΟΣ ΤΟΠΙΟΓΡΑΦΟΣ
Oswald Achenbach was a German artist known for his panoramic landscape paintings. He along with his brother Andreas Achenbach is considered an important figure in the history of 19th-century landscape painting. Included in what is known as the Düsseldorf school of painting, Achenbach’s practice included making plein air studies for larger works. Rendered in delicate muted colors and textured brushwork, his works regularly feature historical architecture and a dramatic use of light. He was influenced by the painters Johann Wilhelm Schirmer, J. M. W. Turner, and Gustave Courbet.
Born on February 2, 1827 in Düsseldorf, Germany, Achenbach began his artistic studies in the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, at the age of eight. In 1843, he embarked on an extensive sketching tour of the Bavarian and Italian countryside. Achenbach went on to secure a tenureship at his alma mater in 1863. The artist’s works are among the collections of the Musee d'Orsay in Paris, the Alte Nationalgalerie in Berlin, and the Hermitage in St. Petersburg. Achenbach died on February 1, 1905, in Düsseldorf, Germany.