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Ferdinand Olivier

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Ferdinand Olivier

Abraham and Isaac

Ferdinand Olivier

The Jews in the Babylonian captivity

Ferdinand Olivier

Holy Family with the Infant St. John

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Jesus with his disciples

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Elijah in the Wilderness

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Loisachtal

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Ferdinand Olivier Drawing - Christ And The Pilgrims Of Emmaus by Johann Heinrich Ferdinand Olivier

Christ And The Pilgrims Of Emmaus

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Seated Youth

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Nude study of a standing boy

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Builders building a house

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Christ with Mary and Martha

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The cemetery of the Franciscan Church at Berchtesgaden in the archbishopric of Salzburg

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Footpath on the monk mountain near Salzburg

Ferdinand Olivier

Homestead angle at Mödling

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Landscape at Aigen near Salzburg

Ferdinand Olivier

Wilted leaf

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Abraham and Isaac

Johann Heinrich Ferdinand Olivier (1785–1841) was a German painter associated with the Nazarene movement.

Life

Olivier was born in Dessau on 1 April 1785,[1] to a family of Swiss-French descent. He began his artistic education in 1801 by taking drawing lessons from Carl Wilhelm Kolbe, and also studied with the woodblock printers Christian Haldenweg and Johann Friedrich Unger. In 1804 he move to Dresden with his brother Heinrich.[2] There he studied with Jakob Wilhelm Mechau and Karl Ludwig Kaaz,[1] copied old masters in the Gemäldegalerie, and got to know the artists Caspar David Friedrich and Philipp Otto Runge.[2] Between 1807 and 1810 he was employed on a diplomatic mission to Paris in the service of Prince Leopold Friedrich Franz von Anhalt-Dessau.[1] While there he often visited the Musée Napoléon, particularly admiring the works of Northern Renaissance artists such as Jan van Eyck and Hans Memling, who had a profound effect on his style.[2] While still in Paris he painted, in collaboration with his brother Heinrich, two works for the chapel on the Prince's estate at Wörlitz[3] and began a life-sized portrait of Napoleon on his horse, which he seems only to have finished after leaving the city.[1]

In 1810 he returned to Dessau. He toured the Harz Mountains with his brother, Friedrich, before settling in Vienna in 1811.[2] There he got to know, and came under the influence of, the landscape painter Joseph Koch.[1] Fritz Novotny contrasts Olivier's paintings of this period – "artificial landscapes with their wings – typical Nazarene work" – and the precise, closely observed drawings he made of the suburbs of Vienna at the same time in which he shows "by means of things small and insignificant in themselves, the might of the invisible forces of nature, the infinity and silence of space".[4]

Olivier visited Salzburg in 1815 and 1817, making drawings which, in 1822, he used as the basis of a series of lithographs in the which Austrian landscapes form the background to Christian iconography.[2] In 1817 he became a member of the "Lukasband" (usually translated as the "Brotherhood of Saint Luke"), a fraternity of artists, often known as the "Nazarenes", which had been founded by Friedrich Overbeck and Franz Pforr eight years earlier.[5][6] Olivier was the only member of the group never to have visited Italy.[2]

In 1830 he moved to Munich, where, three years later, he was appointed secretary of the academy and professor of art history.[2] He died at Munich on 11 February 1841.[1]

His two younger brothers Friedrich and Heinrich also became artists.[2]


References

Schnorr von Carolsfeld (1886). "Olivier, Ferdinand von". Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie 24. Historischen Kommission bei der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften. pp. 308–11.
Artist biography in German Masters of the Nineteenth Century (1981), p.270
Novotny 1978, p.123
Novotny 1978, p.123
Gossman, Lionel (2003). "Unwilling Moderns: The Nazarene Painters of the Nineteenth Century". Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide. Retrieved 25 February 2013.

"Johann Heinrich Ferdinand Olivier". National Gallery, London. Retrieved 22 February 2014.

Sources

German Masters of the Nineteenth Century: Paintings and Drawings from the Federal Republic of Germany. Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1981. Free download available.
Novotny, Fritz (1978) [1960]. Painting and Sculpture in Europe. The Pelican History of Art. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. ISBN 014056120X.

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