Carl Wilhelm Götzloff’s early works in Dresden were strongly influenced by the romantic school of Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840). This influence changed after a travel grant to Italy in 1821, which marks a watershed in the artist’s development.
After Götzloff’s relocation to Naples in 1825, a new type of painting found entrance into his work of art: Spacious coastal landscapes with a high sky and bathed in warm light consolidated Götzloff’s reputation as a landscape painter among those artists who travelled to Italy.
The exhibition provides a representative array of 40 paintings, 20 watercolors and 40 drawings of Götzloff’s romantic artwork, that was greatly appreciated by contemporaries.
In addition to Götzloff’s graphic works, the exhibition also takes into account his occupation as an art agent for Frederick William IV, King of Prussia.
A richly illustrated catalogue which contains essays of well-known authors (e.g. Florian Illies) accompanies the exhibition.
Cooperation partner: Museum Behnhaus Drägerhaus, Lübeck (1st of May – 20th of July 2014)
Duration of Exhibition: 9th of August – 2nd of November 2014
Opening of the exhibition: Friday, 8th of August 2014, 7 pm