Anselm Feuerbach 1829-1880
«Si quelqu’un vous donne ce qu’on appelle un bon conseil, faites le contraire. Neuf fois sur dix, vous aurez fait le bon choix.»
Anselm Feuerbach .
Paolo and Francesca, Private collection
Nanna c.1861, Newe Pinakothek Munich
Medea, Newe Pinakothek Munich
Anselm Feuerbach, German painter, was the leading classicist painter of the German 19th-century school. He was the first to realize the danger arising from contempt of technique, that mastery of craftsmanship was needed to express even the loftiest ideas, and that an ill-drawn coloured cartoon can never be the supreme achievement.