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Giacomo Leopardi | The Lonely Sparrow / Il Passero Solitario, 1835

D'in su la vetta della torre antica,
Passero solitario, alla campagna
Cantando vai finchè non more il giorno;
Ed erra l’armonia per questa valle.
Primavera dintorno
Brilla nell’aria, e per li campi esulta,
Sì ch’a mirarla intenerisce il core.
Odi greggi belar, muggire armenti;

Caspar David Friedrich | Il sognatore, 1835 | Hermitage Museum St Petersburg

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Philippe Mercier | Rococo painter

Philippe Mercier (also spelled Philip Mercier; 1689 - 18 July 1760) was an artist of French Huguenot descent from the German realm of Brandenburg-Prussia (later Kingdom of Prussia), usually defined to French school.
Active in England for most of his working life, Mercier is considered one of the first practitioners of the Rococo style, and is credited with influencing a new generation of 18th-century English artists.
Mercier was born c. 1689-1691 in Berlin, the son of Pierre Mercier (died 1729, Dresden), a Huguenot tapestry-worker.

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Gotthardt Kuehl | Impressionist painter

Gotthardt Kuehl (28 November 1850 - 9 January 1915) was a German painter and a representative of early German Impressionism. He gained wide international recognition during his lifetime.
His father, Simon Kühl, was the Sexton and organist at St. Lorenz Church. He studied at the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts (1867) and the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, (1870).
From 1878-1889, he lived in Paris. He also made study trips to Italy and the Netherlands.
In 1888, he married Henriette Simonson-Castelli (1860-1921), daughter of the portrait painter, David Simonson.

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Hans Herrmann | Genre painter

Johann Emil Rudolf Herrmann, known as Hans (8 March 1858, Berlin - 21 July 1942, Berlin) was a German landscape and genre painter. He specialized in scenes of the Netherlands.
He studied at the Prussian Academy of Arts with Otto Knille, Karl Gussow and Christian Wilberg.
From 1879-1882, he took classes in landscape painting from Eugen Dücker at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf.
Regular study trips took him to France, Italy, and Holland, where he attended the "Art Summer School" of the American-born painter, George Hitchcock.

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Max Slevogt | Impressionist painter

Max Slevogt (8 October 1868 - 20 September 1932) was a German Impressionist painter and illustrator, best known for his landscapes.
He was, together with Lovis Corinth and Max Liebermann, one of the foremost representatives in Germany of the plein air style.

He was born in Landshut, Germany, in 1868. From 1885 to 1889 he studied at the Munich Academy, and his early paintings are dark in tone, exemplifying the prevailing style in Munich.

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Heide Presse, 1958 | Romantic painter

Heide E. Presse was born in Heidelberg, Germany, and grew up in Louisiana.
Born with a natural artistic talent into a family with no other artistically inclined members, Presse had no formal art instruction until college. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in design from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas in 1980.
She worked as a commercial artist in Texas, but now calls Florida home with her husband and son.
In 1990, she decided to focus exclusively on painting, working in watercolor first, and more recently oil.
Her works have been recognized internationally and have been exhibited in many national exhibitions, including the exhibition of the American Painting Association.

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Gabriele Münter | Expressionist painter

Gabriele Münter (19 February 1877 – 19 May 1962) was a German expressionist painter who was at the forefront of the Munich avant-garde in the early 20th century.
She studied and lived with the painter Wassily Kandinsky and was a founding member of the expressionist group Der Blaue Reiter.

Early life

Münter was born to upper middle-class parents in Berlin on 19 February 1877.
Her family supported her desires to become an artist. Her father died in 1886. She began to draw as a child.
As she was growing up, she had a private tutor. In 1897, at the age of twenty, Münter received artistic training in the Düsseldorf studio of artist Ernst Bosch and later at the Damenschule (Women's School) with artist Willy Spatz.
By the time she was 21 years old, both of her parents had died and she was living at home with no occupation.
In 1898, she decided to take a trip to America with her sister to visit extended family. They stayed in America for more than two years, mainly in the states of Texas, Arkansas, and Missouri; six sketchbooks survive from Münter's period in America, depicting images of people, plants and landscapes.

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Johann Wolfgang Goethe | Per l'Anno Nuovo / For the New Year

Tra il vecchio e il nuovo,
la sorte dona
queste ore liete;
e il passato impone
d’aver fiducia
a guardare avanti
e a guardare indietro.

Andy Warhol | Johann Wolfgang Goethe, 1982