“Schloß und Stadt von Osten” by Carl Philipp Fohr

Heidelberg enchants and has enchanted many people as is well known, among those people were many artists, too. The painting of Carl Phillip Fohr provides us anew a good proof for that. This painter, born in 1795 in Heidelberg, was in the period of Romantic a renowned landscape painter. So, he did not miss to capture his beloved hometown in his artworks.

His painting “Schloß und Stadt von Osten” (= Castle and City from East) shows the observer Heidelberg city around 1815. Here in the foreground you can see a lot of landscape, in the distance you can see the soaring towers of the Heidelberg Castle, above him a grey sky. This is romanticism to the core. Isn’t it a dreamlike view?

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