Reproductions Kobell, Wilhelm von

Wilhelm von Kobell

1766 - 1853

German Painter, Romanticism Period

Wilhelm von Kobell Biography

Wilhelm von Kobell's painting carries the restrained mark of the neoclassical and is, however, also mixed with the precision of nature observation, a feature of the budding Romantic. His views of the Munich area and the landscape of Upper Bavaria contain subtle and restrained depictions of the native populace. His subdued compositions - the artist usually set the straight line of the horizon low in his works, thereby creating large monochromatic surfaces - are, as well, marked by their reduced coloration. Many of Kobell's paintings are bathed in a haze that invests the landscapes, despite their detailed precision, with a distinct atmosphere.