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Anton Raphael Mengs





 



 

Anton Raphael Mengs

(b Ústi nad Labem [Ger. Aussig], Bohemia (now in Czech Republic), 12 March 1728; d Rome, 29 June 1779).

Painter and writer, brother of Theresia Concordia Mengs. His early career was at the Dresden court; thereafter he worked principally in Rome and Madrid, notably on the frescoes at the Villa Albani and the Palacio Real respectively. As an early exponent of Neo-classicism he produced some impressive classical and religious scenes, though he was most accomplished as a portrait painter. Under the influence of Johann Joachim Winckelmann he also wrote some theoretical works, of which the most important is the Gedanken über die Schönheit und über den Geschmack in der Malerey (1762). Although acclaimed during his lifetime, he was later regarded as an unimaginative eclectic, a view that continues to be widely held.


 

 


Self-Portrait


 


San Giovanni Battista che predica



 


Madonna della Sedia (Copia da Raffaello)



 

Nascita di Cristo



 

Noli Me Tangere



 

San Pedro predicando



 

Santa Cecilia



 

Santa Maria Maddalena in una grotta



 

Santa Maria Maddalena penitente



 

Santa Maria Maddalena penitente con una croce



 

Un apostol



 

Un apostol



 

Allegory of History



 

Giove bacia Ganimede



 


Giudizio di Paride



 


Perseo e Andromeda



 

Sibilla



 

Semiramide accoglie la notizia della rivolta babilonese

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