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Asmus Jakob Carstens

(b St Jürgen, Schleswig-Holstein [then part of Denmark; now in Germany], 10 May 1754; d Rome, 25 May 1798). Danish-born German draughtsman and painter who spent the key years of ...

Carstens, Asmus Jakob

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The Oxford Companion to Western Art

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2003
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... Michelangelo . Carstens's gift to the next generation, among them the Nazarenes , was less his austere style than his uncompromising view of the role of the artist. He famously responded to a letter recalling him to his duties in Berlin by writing, ‘I belong not to the Berlin Academy but to mankind…I renounce all benefits, preferring poverty, an uncertain future and perhaps a hopelessly infirm old age…so that I may do my duty to art and fulfil my calling as an artist.’ Marc Jordan Fernow, K. L. , Leben des Künstlers Asmus Jakob Carstens (1806)....

Carstens, Asmus Jakob

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The Oxford Dictionary of Art (3 ed.)

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..., Asmus Jakob ( b St Jürgen, Schleswig-Holstein [then part of Denmark; now in Germany], 10 May 1754 ; d Rome, 25 May 1798 ). Danish-German draughtsman and painter who spent the key years of his career in Rome. Apart from some initial training at the Copenhagen Academy he was largely self-taught. In 1783 he set out for Rome, but got only as far as Mantua before lack of funds obliged him to return north. After eking out a living in Germany for several years, in 1788 he became a teacher at the Berlin Academy, and in 1792 he was given a grant by...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (5 ed.)

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..., Asmus Jakob ( b St Jürgen, Schleswig-Holstein [then part of Denmark; now in Germany] , 10 May 1754 ; d Rome , 25 May 1798 ). Danish-born German draughtsman and painter who spent the key years of his career in Rome. Apart from some initial training at the Copenhagen Academy he was largely self-taught. In 1783 he set out for Rome, but got only as far as Mantua before lack of funds obliged him to return north. After eking out a living in Germany for several years, in 1788 he became a teacher at the Berlin Academy, and in 1792 he was given...

Asmus Jakob Carstens

Asmus Jakob Carstens  

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(b St Jürgen, Schleswig-Holstein [then part of Denmark; now in Germany], 10 May 1754; d Rome, 25 May 1798).Danish-born German draughtsman and painter who spent the key years of his career in Rome. ...
Joseph Anton Koch

Joseph Anton Koch  

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(b Obergibeln, Tyrol, 27 July 1768; d Rome, 12 Jan. 1839).Austrian painter, active mainly in Rome, where he settled in 1795. He was influenced by Carstens and worked with the Nazarenes on the ...
Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen  

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(1770–1844).Danish sculptor who became one of the leaders of the international neoclassical movement. He was a pupil of the painter Nicolai Abildgaard at the Royal Academy in Copenhagen and ...
Fernow, Carl Ludwig

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The Dictionary of Eighteenth-Century German Philosophers

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...'s paradoxical thought that ‘the only way for us to become great and, if possible, inimitable, is the imitation of the ancients’ ( 1755 ), Fernow favours the sensualism of classical art as a model for modern art. The artistic work of the then almost unknown draughtsman Asmus Jakob Carstens is his major paradigm, whereas he criticizes the famous sculptor Antonio Canova . Fernow's classicism is not dogmatic; however, he regards the perfection of classical art as a regulative idea, inciting the imagination of the artist to new efforts in overcoming tradition....

Kant, Immanuel

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Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

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2008
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...by political change. The leader of this artist colony in Rome around 1800 , the Dane Asmus Jakob Carstens , was sufficiently earnest about Kantian ideas to produce a drawing titled Raum und Zeit (Space and Time, 1794 ). His rather literal yet allegorical rendition of the fundamental categories of space and time from the Critique of Pure Reason was the topic of a mirthful correspondence between Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Friedrich von Schiller. But, Carstens employed the philosopher's political thinking to greater effect. He adopted Kant's...

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Paul Guyer, Salim Kemal, Kenneth R. Westphal, Theodore A. Gracyk, Günter Zöller, Mark A. Cheetham, Rudolf A. Makkreel, Jane Kneller, and Thierry de Duve

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2 ed.)

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...by political change. The leader of this artist colony in Rome around 1800 , the Dane Asmus Jakob Carstens, was sufficiently earnest about Kantian ideas to produce a drawing titled Raum und Zeit (Space and Time, 1794 ). His literal title yet allegorical rendition of the fundamental categories of space and time from the Critique of Pure Reason was the topic of a mirthful correspondence between Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Friedrich von Schiller. But, Carstens employed the philosopher’s political thinking to greater effect. He adopted Kant’s...

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