Jacob Philipp Hackert (1737-1807) focused on natural, if idealized, outdoor settings; he gave little attention to newer or ancient monuments around him as he moved about Italy. Foliage was always a prominent feature, with a few figures included for perspective but not an effort to reflect societal life. His scenes consistently reflected calm that could be gained by encountering nature: the tress arc gracefully, skies are fair, and water surfaces are pleasing.
|View of Montesarchio|
by Jacob Phillip Hackert