Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Edited by Cesare de Seta. Texts by Cesare de Seta, Roberto Fertoniani
1992 / 184 PAGES.
Language: Three editions: Italian, Spanish, French
The sunny atmospheres in his paintings sum up Hackert’s equally bright destiny. A painter of landscapes and hunting scenes at the court of Ferdinand I, he painted these radiant vedute of the Kingdom of Naples for the ruler.
A sudden illness forced 30-year-old painter Jacob Philipp Hackert to spend a period of convalescence in Vietri and Cava dei Tirreni. The sunny atmosphere pervading those places, their burning terrain and cliffs dropping down to the cobalt sea along the coastline, fill the eyes of the painter who, having travelled far and wide through Northern and Central Europe, was unaccustomed to similar sights. Philipp lost himself in these stunning images, which to him represented a view upon which to meditate and exercise his visual intelligence. This volume brings together the bright vedute of the Kingdom of Naples with which Hackert enchanted the court of Ferdinand I.