TIECK, Christian Friedrich
(b. 1776, Berlin, d. 1851, Berlin)

Clemens Brentano

Gypsum, height 58 cm
Nationalgalerie, Berlin

Tieck was a close associate of Rauch in Berlin. In 1818 they set up a studio together and collaborated on a number of works. Tieck was also an excellent portraitist.

Clemens Brentano (1778-1842) is one the most important representatives of German Romanticism, a literary movement which originated in Jena at the end of the 1790s, dissociating itself on the one hand from the literary-political programme of the so-called Berlin Late-Enlightenment (Friedrich Nicolai) and, on the other hand, from the aesthetic objectives of Weimar Classicism (Friedrich Schiller, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe).

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