Biedermeier Artworks - Inner Contemplation as a Reaction to External Unrest
Artworks from the Biedermeier period were long considered bourgeois, old-fashioned, and almost slightly kitschy. Today, there is a much more nuanced perspective on these often initially realistic-looking pictures. When placed in the historical context of the time, the reconnection with the domestic, traditional environment and the focus on genre, landscape and portrait painting seems quite logical. Political unrest marked the years before the emergence of the Biedermeier. When the troubles calmed down, the inner longing for peace, quiet, and comfort could finally be satisfied - and thus became a popular motif in art. Biedermeier pictures take us to romantic woodland landscapes where lovers enjoy the peace and quiet during an innocent stroll. They take us to idyllic alleys where mail carriers go about their daily business. Or to cosy parlours where families celebrate being together.
Famous Biedermeier Paintings - from Carl Spitzweg to Friedrich Gauermann
Upon closer inspection, the seemingly realistic depictions of motifs in Biedermeier pictures have an inherent idealising component. This reveals that there were countless overlaps between Biedermeier and Romanticism. Accordingly, many famous artists from this period are quite at home in both styles. One of the most prominent examples of this is Carl Spitzweg. The German painter's works are associated with both late Romanticism and Biedermeier. Today, many of his works are symbolic of the depictions of the contemporary bourgeois milieu, capturing numerous homely scenes that exude a calming and grounding aura. Other famous representatives of Biedermeier, such as Friedrich Gauermann, Josef Kriehuber or Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller, also managed to bring this impressive interweaving of realistic, everyday depiction and idealising stylisation of the private and homely onto canvas in an unforgettable way.
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The great painters of Biedermeier typically created their originals using oil on wood or canvas. Today, these impressive masterpieces can be discovered in various museums. Many Biedermeier pictures, with their contemplative tranquillity and focus on the private sphere, are currently in great demand in these turbulent and quite demanding times. If you would like to enjoy the calming effect of these paintings not only in the Salzburg Museum or the Neue Pinakothek in Munich but also in your own home, you can buy a carefully curated selection of Biedermeier pictures from us. Produced as high-quality reproductions using the most modern techniques, many of them are limited editions with a limited number of pieces.