• subject: Art and architecture

Art and architecture

Church Barkow iin three styles (around 1300, 1750, 2010) Church Barkow iin three styles (around 1300, 1750, 2010)

region Mecklenburg

Megalithic tombs and hill forts are the oldest form of architecture in Mecklenburg. The north German red brick Gothic style became a separate form in the Middle Ages. Later epochs did not achieve their own unique position. Low German became a separate literary language with Fritz Reuter in the 19th century. Around 1900 outdoor painters created art centres on the Baltic Sea and in Schwaan. During the first half of the 20th century, sculpture attained special status through Ernst Barlach in Güstrow.

All other art forms were subject to national and international trends.

Pomeranian State Museum Entrance (photo: Gerald Freyer) Pomeranian State Museum in Greifswald, opened 2005

region Western Pomerania

Megalithic tombs and hill forts are the oldest form of architecture in Pomerania. The north German red brick Gothic style became a separate form in the Middle Ages. Later epochs did not achieve their own unique position. Two of the most important representatives of the Romantic period, Caspar David Friedrich and Phillipp Otto Runge, come from Pomerania. Low German became a separate literary language with Fritz Reuter in the 19th century. Around 1900, plein-air painters establish colonies along the Baltic coast, like in the Ahrenshoop, or spend their summers on the islands.

All other art forms were subject to national and international trends.

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