Artist Birthdays, July 23: PHILIPP OTTO RUNGE

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PHILIPP OTTO RUNGE (July 23, 1777 – December 2, 1810)

  • Nationality: German
  • Field: Painting, drafting
  • Art Movement: Romanticism
  • ARTiFact: Developed the The Color Sphere (Die Farbenkugel), the concept of which he described in his manuscript, published in 1810.
  • Artist Quote: “Color has such a friendly appearance, that I always see it with fresh delight, now with all its tints, like the spirits of the light, it nestles in and penetrates all physical forms…”
  • Important Artwork (shown below): The Hülsenbeck Children, 1805-6.

Philipp Otto Runge. The Hülsenbeck Children. 1805-6.

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