Blick von einem Berg über eine sonnendurchflutete Landschaft
© SKD, Foto: Herbert Boswank

Adrian Zingg. Pioneer of the Romantic Movement

An exhibition by the Kupferstich-Kabinett (Collection of Prints, Drawings and Photographs) of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden in collaboration with Kunsthaus Zürich.

  • DATES 17/02/2012—06/05/2012
  • Opening Hours currently closed


Adrian Zingg, born in St. Gallen in 1734 and raised there, studied with Johann Ludwig Aberli in Bern and with Johann Georg Wille in Paris. In 1766, he came to Dresden. Together with his Swiss fellow, the portrait painter Anton Graff, he discovered and hiked in the Saxon and Bohemian landscape. Even today, his indexing of the site is known to have motivated the naming of the Saxon Switzerland. Zingg was running a very successful workshop in Dresden. Being a teacher for etching at the local art academy, he influenced an entire generation of landscape artists in Dresden. Furthermore, Zingg’s aftermath on the depiction of topographical landscape extended far from his death in 1816. Caspar David Friedrich was his most important heir and, at the same time, he overcame his idea of landscape depiction in the spirit of Enlightenment and Classicism.

Landschaftsansicht mit Kühen
© SKD, Foto: Herbert Boswank
Adrian Zingg, Partie aus dem Liebethaler Grund Feder in Grau, Pinsel in Braun, 671 x 525 mm

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