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Runge, Philipp Otto
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(Jul 23, 1777, Wolgast – Dec 2, 1810, Hamburg), painter and theoretician of German Romanticism. His first teacher was Gotthard Ludwig Theobul Kosegarten. In 1795 he was apprenticed to his brother’s firm in Hamburg and began drawing lessons. From 1799 to 1801 he studied at the Copenhagen Academy; from 1801 to 1804 he lived in Dresden, though he did not study at the academy there. In 1801 he submitted his Achill und Skamandros for the Weimarer Kunstfreunde prize, but it was rejected. Runge broke with Classicism and pioneered a new style of landscape art…

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Thimann, Michael, “Runge, Philipp Otto”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 May 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025106>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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