young german art

Pretty old but i rediscovered that today!!

Goethe and Schiller went on a walk
every Sunday in the park
and Schiller asked “Am I your friend?”
and the answer was “No.”
they both strolled home in silence.

Next Sunday they walked
in the park again
and Schiller asked “Am I your brother?”
and the answer was “No.”
again they left without another word.

Once again on a Sunday
they were in the park
and Schiller asked “What am I?”
Goethe gazed upon the sunflowers like a bird upon the clouds
and answered at last “You are poetry.”
“What does that mean?”
“You are the only language that I speak.”

—  Speechless Poetry || nj.

Jugendliches Selbstbildnis = Self-Portrait as a Young Man
Anselm Feuerbach (German; 1829–1880)
Oil on canvas
Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
© bpk / Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe

Youth and Roman Bust
Herbert List (German; 1903–1975)
Rome, Italy, 1949
© Herbert List/Magnum Photos

Model: Rolf Dürig (Swiss painter, draftsman, and illustrator; 1926–1985)

Vorlesung aus Goethe’s Werther (1870). Wilhelm Amberg (German, 1822-1899). Oil on canvas. Alte Nationalgalerie Berlin.

Five young girls are seated in a romantic spot outdoors to read from The Sorrows of Young Werther. One of them is crying, leaning on another girl’s shoulders. All are listening to the girl reading, with intense attentiveness, with handkerchiefs at hand to deal with the tears. All the young girls are moved by the reading of Werther.


Beautiful art from the doujin Bahnhof, by the artist 右近+左近

Selbstbildnis im blauen Rock = Self-Portrait in Blue Coat
Philipp Otto Runge (German; 1777–1810)
Oil on oak panel
© Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany