13 Works, Today, February 6th. is artist Franz Gerhard von Kügelgen’s day, his story, illustrated with footnotes #037

Kügelgen, Gerhard von
Detail; Ariadne auf Naxos

Walraff-Richartz Museum, Köln

Franz Gerhard von Kügelgen (6 February 1772–27 March 1820) was a German painter, noted for his portraits and history paintings. He was a professor at the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts and a member of both the Prussian and Russian Imperial Academies of Arts.

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Author: zaidangallery

I search Art History for Beautiful works that may, or may not, have a secondary or unexpected story to tell. I then write short summaries that grow from my research. Art work is so much more when its secrets are exposed

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