Art and architecture 1800 up to 1850

Reuter in Neubrandenburg, Painting by Johann Bahr Reuter in Neubrandenburg, Painting by Johann Bahr

region Mecklenburg

After the neoclassical worship of antiquity, architecture showed a reception of the Middle Ages with neo-Gothic and Tudor adaptions. Georg Adolph Demmler influenced the new government quarter in Schwerin.

The artistic associations founded in Schwerin in 1840 and in Rostock in 1841 favoured Dutch art from the 17th and 18th century.

A regional consciousness developed in the world of literature and there was a departure from the open-minded notion of enlightenment. Its main representatives in Mecklenburg were Fritz Reuter and John Brinckman.

Unterhaltungsblatt für beide Mecklenburg und Pommern Popular magazine for Mecklenburg and Pomerania

region Western Pomerania

The most important artists from the north German Romantic period, an autonomous style, are scions of Western Pomerania, Caspar David Friedrich from Greifswald and Philipp Otto Runge from Wolgast.

The literary scene concentrates on regional topics and eschews the Enlightenment's more cosmopolitan leanings. Fritz Reuter from Mecklenburg becomes the most prominent representative in Western Pomerania.

The main architectural achievements include the expansion of the city centre in Putbus, the Circus, in Classicist style, and the spa in Lauterbach/Goor between 1810 and 1825. Granitz hunting lodge is constructed between 1838 and 1852 in a Gothic Tudor style, inspired by Karl Friedrich Schinkel.

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