Johann Michael Rottmayr

1656-1730 Austria/Baroque

 

Brief Biography-Johann Franz Michael Rottmayr, (Rothmeyer, or Rottmayr von Rosenbrun) was born in Laufen in 1652. He studied under Carl Loth in Venice, where he stayed for thirteen years, influenced by Correggio's works. In 1688 he resided in Salzburg, where he undertook several commissions for churches, and in 1696 he moved to Vienna, where the similarity with Pietro da Cortona is in some of his work. Rubens also influenced him. In Vienna, he was court painter to the Emperors Joseph I and Charles VI, becoming a baron. He spent his last days in Vienna travelling to Melk and other cities for commissions. His most important work is in Schloss Wei├čenstein, in Pommersfelden, Germany.

 

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Aeneas-s
Sacrifice

Aeneas-s Sacrifice

Apotheosis-
St Charles

Apotheosis of Saint Charles Borromeo

Andromeda
Being Taken Up

Andromeda Being Taken Up into Olympus

Fall of
Angels

Fall of Angels

Homage to
a Tutelary-

Homage to a Tutelary Goddess

Kephalos
und Prokris

Kephalos und Prokris

Michaelbeuern
Abbey Altar

Michaelbeuern Abbey Altar

Military
Genius-

Military Genius Taken Up into Olympus

Minerva Bears
Military Genius

Minerva Bears the Military Genius Off to the Realm of the Gods

Benedict's
Triumph-

Saint Benedict-s Triumphal Ascent to Heaven

Saint
Benno

Saint Benno

-Theseus the
Thread

Ariadne Handing Theseus the Thread