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Johann Gottfried Schadow

Embracing Forms

With Contributions by Sintje Guericke
New perspectives on a noteworthy sculptor within German Classicism.
Johann Gottfried Schadow (1764–1850) was once the most famous artist in Prussia. This book, edited by Yvette Deseyve and featuring a contribution by Sintje Guericke, uncovers new aspects of Schadow’s art and workshop.
After training with a prominent court sculptor, Jean-Pierre-Antoine Tassaert, Schadow eventually became the secretary of the Prussian Academy of Art and the founder of the Berlin School of Sculpture. An entrepreneurial success, Schadow enjoyed a steady, bourgeois existence as well as several extraordinary artistic achievements. His most important works include the chariot atop the Brandenberg Gate and The Princess Group, a life-size depiction of Prussian Crown Princess Luise and her sister Friederike. This statue, notable in part because it depicts women from history, has since gained renown as a monumental work of Early Classicism. Johann Gottfried Schadow: Embracing Forms shares fresh insights into the artist’s career, studio, and legacy.

300 pages | 318 color plates | 9 1/2 x 11 1/2

Art: Ancient and Classical Art, Art--General Studies, European Art

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