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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

1744
Pastel on paper, 55,5 x 42,5 cm
Gemaldegalerie, Dresden


 


Discesa dello Spiritu Santo



 


Adorazione dei pastori con Dio Padre in una gloria degli angeli



 


Allegoria del Museo Clementino



 


Andata al Calvario



 

Annunciazione



 


Ascensione di Cristo



 


Assunzione di Maria



 


Deposizione di Cristo



 

La adoracion de los pastores



 

La apoteosis de Trajano



 

La Magdalena penitente



 

La Sacra Famiglia con Santa Elisabetta, San Giovanni Battista e due angli



 

Madonna del Divino Amore ( copia da Rafaello )

 

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