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Achenbach Oswald

 

 

Achenbach Oswald

(b Düsseldorf, 2 Feb 1827; d Düsseldorf, 1 Feb 1910). German painter. He studied at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf, as did his elder brother, the painter Andreas Achenbach (18151910), who was the main influence on him other than his teacher, Johann Wilhelm Schirmer. At a very early stage he began to prepare studies for landscapes in the area around Düsseldorf, sketching boulders, rocks, bushes, trees and people. From 1843 he went on many study tours, visiting Bavaria in 1843 and northern Italy and Switzerland in 1845. The Bavarian and Italian Alps stimulated him to create a unified approach to landscape painting. In such early works as Landscape (1846; Düsseldorf, Kstmus.) his receptiveness to atmospheric values can be seen, even if the precise detail and clear articulation into foreground, middle ground and background still clearly show his debt to Schirmer.

 




Die Küste von Sorrent

 


Ischia

 

 


Am Strand von Neapel

 

 

The Bay of Naples

 

 


Summer landscape on the banks of the Alban lake

 

 


Fishermen on the Amalfi coast

 


Bergdorf am Fub des Rigi

 

 


Abendstimmung in der Campagna

 

 


Sunset on the Shore

 

 

Fishermen with the Bay of Naples and Vesuvius beyond

 

 


Marktplatz von Amalfi

 

 

A Mountainous Landscape

 

 


Montefiascone

 

 

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