Monday, December 26, 2016

Jacob Philipp Hackert Paintings Geocoded

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

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