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Art History: The Nazarenes: (1809 - )

The Nazarenes was a group of German artists that formed in the early 19th century and whose goal was to revive Christian art. They intended to do this by returning to the paintings of Italian Renaissance artists, notably Perugino and Raphael. The groupís origins were in Vienna, where J.F. Overbeck and Franz Pforr founded the Brotherhood of St. Luke in 1809. The group then traveled to Rome, set themselves up in a monastery, and attracted several new members. They lived in a communal environment, performing chores in the morning and collaborating on frescoes and other works in the afternoons. They derived their subjects only from Christian doctrines, not from nature. The group had a significant influence on the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood of the later 19th century.

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Schnorr von Carolsfeld, Julius - 1794 - 1872


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