Carl Blechen


Carl Blechen  (July 29, 1798 – July 23, 1840)

Carl Blechen
(July 29, 1798 – July 23, 1840)

Style: Romanticist

Background: Carl Blechen was born on July 29, 1798 in Cottbus, Germany, sometimes given as Karl Blechen, he was a German painter, specializing in fantastic landscapes, sometimes with demons and grotesque figures.

Achievements:  He drew the attention of prominent architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel, who cast him as a decorative painter. Blechen however aimed for higher work and began producing landscape paintings. In 1827 he went to Italy, and from 1835 was a member and professor at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin.

Famous Works:

Carl Blechen - Bau der Teufelsbrücke

Carl Blechen – Bau der Teufelsbrücke

Carl Blechen - Der gesprengte Turm des Heidelberger Schlosses

Carl Blechen – Der gesprengte Turm des Heidelberger Schlosses

Carl Blechen - Die Waldschlucht

Carl Blechen – Die Waldschlucht

Carl Blechen - Im Park der Villa d'Este

Carl Blechen – Im Park der Villa d’Este

Carl Blechen - View on Assisi

Carl Blechen – View on Assisi