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Uhde, Fritz von
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(May 22, 1848, Wolkenburg – Feb 25, 1911, Munich), German painter recognized for his depictions of the Christian Scriptures in contemporary, late 19th-century settings. His interest in painting from nature emerged at Mihaly Munkácsy’s painting school in Paris (1879). Returning to Munich in 1880, M. Liebermann encouraged him to paint en plein-air and to reconstruct the works of the Dutch masters with these new cool tones, natural light, and open brushwork. Uhde’s paintings of scenes in the life of Jesus spurred controversy from the very first, Suffer the Little Chil…

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Apostolos-Cappadona, Diane, “Uhde, Fritz von”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_026199>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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