Philipp Otto Runge

1777-1810 Germany/Romanticism

 

Brief Biography-Philipp Otto Runge was born in Wolgast, Germany, in 1777. He studied under Nicolai Abraham Abildgaard and Jens Juel in Copenhagen. William Blake influenced some of his work. In Dresden, he associated with Caspar David Friedrich, and in Weimar, he hypothesised with Goethe regarding his colour theory. Runge is famed for his series "the Times of Day", depicting morning, day and night, the four seasons and birth, midlife, ageing and death. His later portraits and mystical landscapes were highly successful. Runge died of tuberculosis aged thirty-three

 

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Small
Morning

Small Morning

Great
Morning

Great Morning

Amaryllis
Formosissima

Amaryllis Formosissima

Hulsenbeck
Children

Hulsenbeck Children

Detail
1

Detail One

Detail
2

Detail Two

The
Family

The Artist's Family

Otto
Sigismund

Otto Sigismund

Rest on
the Flight

Rest on the Flight


Parents

Artist's Parents

The
Lesson

Lesson of the Nightingale

We
Three

We Three

Friedrich August
von Klinkowstrom

Friedrich August von Klinkowstrom

The Small
Perthes

The Small Perthes

Colour
Spheres

Colour Spheres