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Hans Makart


Hans Makart

(b Salzburg, 28 May 1840; d Vienna, 3 Oct 1884).

Austrian painter. He studied (1860–65) at the Akademie in Munich under the history painter Karl Theodor von Piloty whose influence is evident in Makart’s Death of Pappenheim (1861; Vienna, Hist. Mus.). Makart visited London and Paris in 1862 and Rome in 1863. The Papal Election (1863–5; Munich, Neue Pin.) reveals Makart’s skill in the bold use of colour to convey drama as well as his virtuoso draughtsmanship. Two decorative triptychs, Modern Cupids (1868; Vienna, Zentsparkasse), and the Plague in Florence (1868; Schweinfurt, Samml. Schäfer), brought Makart both fame and disapproval (mostly because they lacked a literary original) when exhibited in Munich in 1868. His plan for the second work (c. 1868; St Gall, Kstmus.) shows a setting of sombre magnificence.


Amalie Makart at the Piano


Portrait of a Lady


Venice Pays Homage to Caterina Cornaro


The Nile Hunt of Cleopatra


Allegory of Lust for Life


Karoline Gomperz


Abundantia - The Gifts of the Sea


Abundantia - The Gifts of the Earth


The Harvest

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