as an addition to the ROMANTICISM chapter I would like to add one of my favorite painters of that era –
CARL SPITZWEG, 1808 – 1885, is being called the ‘painter-poet’. he portayed the daily life in his native southern german city of MUNIC in humorous scenes, showing individual figures in comic situations. the period of time is part of the ROMANTICISM, the genre is called BIEDERMEIER. in his painting-format spitzweg prefers vertical compositions, where he can enhance the depth and narrow feel of the characteristic streetlife of his time. he is always telling a story in his captured moments, arranging the elements like on a theatre stage – happily combining realism, fancy and humor.