Johannes Wiedewelt

Johannes Wiedewelt

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Johannes Wiedewelt, Danish neoclassical sculptor, was born in Copenhagen to royal sculptor to the Danish Court, Just Wiedewelt, and his wife Birgitte Lauridsdatter. Following in his father's footsteps, he too became a royal sculptor introducing neoclassical ideals to Denmark in the form of palace decorations, garden sculptures and artifacts and, especially, memorial monuments. He was undoubtedly the best known Danish sculptor before Bertel Thorvaldsen. The elder Wiedewelt recognised his son's talents early, and the boy trained under the Italian history painter Hieronimo Miani, one of the two leaders of the Drawing and Painting Academy in Copenhagen along with Louis August le Clerc, as early as perhaps 1744. This Academy was the precursor to the still-extant Royal Danish Academy of Art established ten years later. When Miani left Denmark in 1745 to return to Italy, the elder Wiedewelt took a stronger hand in training the boy, apprenticing him in his workshopshow more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 181g
  • Dict
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135702009
  • 9786135702002