August III, King of Poland (Friedrich August II of Saxony)

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August III, King of Poland (Friedrich August II of Saxony)

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Title:
August III, King of Poland (Friedrich August II of Saxony)
Creator:
Mengs, Anton Raphael, 1728-1779 ( Artist : painter )
Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Alte Meister (Old Masters). ID=GDAM
Publication Date:
Language:
English

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Dresden, Germany
Dresden, Germany
Style: German Neoclassical
School: Neoclassical
Movement: Neoclassicism
German
Painting;
Genre:
Painting
picture ( marcgt )
Painting

Notes

Summary:
Mengs was widely regarded in his day as Europe's greatest living painter. He eschewed the dramatic illusionism and dynamism of the Baroque style in his figural compositions, preferring instead to blend quotations from ancient sculptures with stylistic elements of Raphael, Correggio, and Titian. The results are generally cold, insipid, and contrived, however, and Mengs's reputation has declined precipitously since the 18th century. Some of his portraits display a freedom and sureness of touch entirely lacking in his more ambitious works. Mengs's treatise Reflections on Beauty and Taste in Painting (1762) was also influential in his day. He worked for the Saxon court of Elector Augustus III.
General Note:
Inventory: P173

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
A01-MGF0215 ( USFLDC DOI )
a1.mgf0215 ( USFLDC Handle )

Postcard Information

Format:
Photograph

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Movement: Neoclassicism.
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