The man who wrote art history

THE ART NEWSPAPER | Donald Lee:

To celebrate the tercentenary of the birth of Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717-68), the first scholar systematically to write art history as a succession of styles, the Neues Museum in Weimar, Germany is holding an exhibition on his work. Winckelmann: Modern Antiquity (7 April-2 July), organised by the Klassik Stiftung in Weimar and the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, includes more than 200 exhibits surveying his achievements… Read more

Image: Anton von Maron’s portrait of Johann Winckelmann in luxurious undress (1768). An engraving of Antinous, a favourite of the Roman Emperor Hadrian, is before him

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