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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Leaf shapes oil painting


Leaf shapes
Painting ID::  38899
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Leaf shapes
mk141 ca.1789 Pen and ink on white paper 27.5x19.6cm

   
   
     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Agove oil painting


Agove
Painting ID::  38900
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Agove
mk141 Spring 1787 Pencil on paper 15x10.5cm

   
   
     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Prickly pears oil painting


Prickly pears
Painting ID::  38901
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Prickly pears
mk141 spring 1787 pencil on paper 15x10.4cm

   
   
     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Palm and cycad leaves oil painting


Palm and cycad leaves
Painting ID::  38902
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Palm and cycad leaves
mk141 spring 1787 Plants mounted on cardboard 70x110cm

   
   
     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Plant sketch oil painting


Plant sketch
Painting ID::  38903
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Plant sketch
mk141 ca.1810/12 pencil on paper 19.6x27.6cm

   
   
     

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     Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
     Frankfurt 1749-1832 Weimar,was a German writer and according to George Eliot, "Germany's greatest man of letters and the last true polymath to walk the earth." Goethe's works span the fields of poetry, drama, literature, theology, humanism and science. Goethe's magnum opus, lauded as one of the peaks of world literature, is the two-part drama Faust. Goethe's other well-known literary works include his numerous poems, the Bildungsroman Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship and the epistolary novel The Sorrows of Young Werther. Goethe was one of the key figures of German literature and the movement of Weimar Classicism in the late 18th and early 19th centuries; this movement coincides with Enlightenment, Sentimentality (Empfindsamkeit), Sturm und Drang and Romanticism. The author of the scientific text Theory of Colours, he influenced Darwin with his focus on plant morphology. He also served at length as the Privy Councilor ("Geheimrat") of the duchy of Weimar. Goethe is the originator of the concept of Weltliteratur ("world literature"), having taken great interest in the literatures of England, France, Italy, classical Greece, Persia, Arabic literature, amongst others. His influence on German philosophy is virtually immeasurable, having major effect especially on the generation of Hegel and Schelling, although Goethe himself expressly and decidedly refrained from practicing philosophy in the rarefied sense. Goethe's influence spread across Europe, and for the next century his works were a major source of inspiration in music, drama, poetry and philosophy. Goethe is considered by many to be the most important writer in the German language and one of the most important thinkers in Western culture as well.

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