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Angelica Kauffmann

   •   Classicism   •   Wikipedia: Angelica Kauffmann
119 Discovered works of art  •  ID: #353
Maria Anna Angelica Catharina Kauffmann, better known as Angelika Kauffmann, was born in Chur, Switzerland. Her father Johann Kauffmann was a portrait and fresco painter, the family soon moved to Como, where the most important patrons of the father, who were later to become hers, were situated. The girl was considered a child prodigy early on, got lessons and painting and music and languages. At 12 she painted her first self-portrait, in total she spent a childhood surrounded by wealth and pomp.

After the death of her mother, she lived with her father in Vorarlberg, where the two were commissioned after a church fire for the redesign of this. After the model of the Italian artist Giovanni Battista Piazzetta she painted apostle figures, these should remain their only murals. On commission, she made portraits of bishops, counts and ordinary citizens, so she financed a study of the art of antiquity and Renaissance in Italy. In Florence, she received a diploma from the Accademia del disegno (German Drawing Academy). Through the portrait of Johann Winckelmann, founder of scientific archeology and art history, she became famous. She painted portraits of other celebrities, including actor David Garrick and the most influential English painter of the 18th century, Sir Joshua Reynolds . In 1767 she fell for a marriage swindler who made off with all her possessions - the marriage was later invalidated. Kauffmann was one of the few women appointed by the king as founding members of the Royal Academy. Her father married her to the Italian classicist painter Antonio Zucchi , who also became her patron and with whom she moved to Rome. There she was in the company of artists, crown princes, aristocrats and met even Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, for whose "Iphigenie" she made illustrations. In 1792 she painted her most famous work "Self-Portrait at the Crossroads between Music and Painting", after which she devoted herself mainly to religious topics.

She died in Rome, in her honor a bust of her was erected in the Pantheon. The Italian sculptor and most admired classicist artist, Antonio Canova , organized a pompous funeral procession to her death, and years later published biographies. This was followed by a portrait of her on the Hundred Schilling bill, a stamp of one of her paintings in Liechtenstein and in her adopted home in Vorarlberg the Angelika Kauffmann Museum was built. Kauffmann will always retain an important position in the art world for her portraits and history paintings in the style of Rococo and Classicism and for her outstanding role as a woman in art in a male-dominated world. © Meisterdrucke


Angelica Kauffmann
 
1782 | Oil on canvas

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1778 | Oil on canvas

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1780 | Oil on canvas

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1771 | Oil on canvas

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1774 | Oil on canvas

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Angelica Kauffmann
Act three, scene three from Goet...
1802 | Unknown

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Angelica Kauffmann
 
1780 | Oil on canvas

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Angelica Kauffmann
 
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1763 | Oil on canvas

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Angelica Kauffmann
 
1780 | Oil on canvas

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Angelica Kauffmann
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1787...
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1787...
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Angelica Kauffmann
 
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Angelica Kauffmann
Miniatures and Enamels at the Fi...
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Angelica Kauffmann
 
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Angelica Kauffmann
Unbekanntes Bild
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Portrait of Princess Franziska v...
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1773 | Oil on canvas

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Angelica Kauffmann
 
1774 | engraving

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In Calchas' tent, Act V, Scene I...
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Portrait of Chevalier d'Eon, 1788
1788 | engraving

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Portrait of Chevalier d'Eon, 1788
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Angelica Kauffmann
Hebe, 1770
1770 | etching

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Hebe, 1770
1770 | etching

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Angelica Kauffmann
 
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Angelica Kauffmann
 
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Giovanni Volpato
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Giovanni Volpato
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Angelica Kauffmann
 
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Angelica Kauffmann
 
1794 | Oil on canvas

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Angelica Kauffmann
Possibly Maria of Moulines from ...
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Angelica Kauffmann
 
1763 | Oil on canvas

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Angelica Kauffmann
 
1782 | Oil on canvas

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Angelica Kauffmann
 
Undated | oil on copper

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1757 | Oil on canvas

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Angelica Kauffmann
 
1787 | Oil on canvas

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Angelica Kauffmann
 
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Angelica Kauffmann
 
1766 | Oil on canvas

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Angelica Kauffmann
 
1771 | Unknown

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1753 | Oil on canvas

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Angelica Kauffmann
 
1785 | Unknown

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Bildnis des irischen Juristen un...
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