Jakob Philipp Hackert

View of Caserta

View of Caserta
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Author: Jakob Philipp Hackert
Landscape, Painting, Oil on canvas, 151.5x196.5 cm
Origin: Germany, 1784

Jakob Philipp Hackert spent many years in Italy, where he created classicizing landscapes. Here we see Caserta, a town not far from Naples. Visible in the depths of the painting is the royal castle, built by the architect Luigi Vanvitelli around 1770 for the King of Naples. Hackert had a studio in this castle while he was employed as court artist, and here in 1787 he received Goethe as his guest. The artist's landscapes, somewhat generalised and detached, are all constructed according to one and the same outline: the cloudless calm of the distance, the bright colours of the blue southern sky, the two spreading trees flanking the composition, and small figures of local inhabitants in the meadows. Hackert was a prolific artist, producing a large quantity of paintings which enjoyed great success amongst the most varied circles of society, and he had many followers.

Style: Neo-Classicism
Source of entry: Pavlovsk Palace Museum, 1933

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