The Goethe Monument, 1832

January 1, 2004-July 31, 2004
Location: Aaron and Blima Shickman Old Masters Galleries
Artist: Karl Gustav Carus
Curator: Shlomit Steinberg
Media: Oil on canvas
This work by Karl Gustav Carus is one of the masterpieces of German Romantic painting from the first half of the 19th century. In it, a somber and sublime landscape serves as background to a monument to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the German poet and philosopher who was a towering figure of German culture. The painting is on exchange loan from the Hamburg Kunsthalle.