Johann Gottfried Schadow – Master of Sculpture. Like no other he had defined the classicism and was with his visionary work model and inspiration for whole. Johann Gottfried Schadow was a German Prussian sculptor. Analysis and Restoration. Double Statue of Princesses Luise and Friederike of Prussia by Johann Gottfried Schadow (–), an iconic example of.

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Schadow was born in Berlinwhere his father was a poor tailor. His first teacher was the sculptor Tassaertpatronized by Frederick the Great ; the master offered his daughter in marriage, but the pupil preferred to elope with a Jewish girl, Marianne Devidel, to Viennaand the father-in-law not only condoned the offence but furnished money wherewith to visit Italy.

Over half a century he produced upwards of two hundred works, varied in style as in subjects. His portrait statues include Frederick the Great playing the flute, and the crown-princess Louise and her sister Frederica.


His busts, of which there are more than one hundred, include seventeen colossal heads in the WalhallaRatisbon; GoetheWielandand Fichte were modelled from life. Of church monuments and memorial works thirty are enumerated; yet Schadow hardly ranks among Christian sculptors.

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He is claimed by classicists and idealists: Schadow, as director of the Berlin Academy, had great influence. He wrote on the proportions of the human figure, on national physiognomy, etc.

His interest in physiognomy is documented by the drawing he made of Harry Maiteythe first Hawaiian in Prussia. Today, some of his sculptures and busts are displayed in the Friedrichswerdersche Kirche and the Alte Nationalgalerie in Berlin.

Schadow created 12 bronze medals of Goethe. One such medal is in the property of the British Museum.

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Daisaku Ikeda in recognition of his contributions to peace and Goethe’s philosophy. He died in Berlin in His sons Rudolph and Friedrich Wilhelm were notable for sculpture and painting, respectively. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


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