L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e ~ D o s t o ï e v s k i

L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e  ~  D o s t o ï e v s k i

Thursday, June 12, 2014

View from Grassi's Villa toward the Plauensche Grund near Dresden, by Karl Ludwig Kaaz, 1807

Karl Ludwig Kaaz (22 January 1773, Karlsruhe - 14 July 1810, Dresden), German painter best known for his landscape paintings.  Born poor, he began his career as a bookbinder, but during a trip to Switzerland, he found an opportunity to follow his artistic inclinations.  He trained as an engraver and later finished his studies at the academy in Stuttgart.  He traveled in Italy for some years, and later married the daughter of portrait painter Anton Graff.


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