Robert Sterl

Robert Sterl

* 23rd June 1867 in Großdobritz, † 10th January 1932 in Naundorf, considered to be the »Consummator of German Impressionism«. He was a professor at the Dresden Academy of Art from 1906 and became famous for his landscapes, portraits and pictures of quarry workers and conductors. He lived in his combined house and studio in Naundorf from 1919 until his death in 1932. Nowadays the building houses a fascinating museum in which the artist's estate is managed, refined and presented. In the painting »Quarry workers«, Sterl impressively utilises the effects of light and colour in a dynamic composition.

TIP: The pictured postcard is a collectable postcard, which can be obtained from all places of accommodation holding the "Wanderfreundlich am Malerweg" certificate on the first stage of the Malerweg. 

Malerweg 1st stage: Artists painted at this point on the Malerweg

Liebethaler Grund: Numerous representations of the romantic rocky landscape between Liebethal and the former bark mill were created right at the start of the Malerweg.

Lohmen: Lohmen Castle, which is situated on a steep rocky promontory over the Wesenitz, offered a popular image for the Romantic painters.

Uttewalder Grund: Depictions of the Uttewalder Felsentor marked a change in the way landscape was viewed at the end of the 18th century: Horror at the elemental force and threat of nature transformed into delight at the picturesque romance of growth and decay.Caspar David Friedrich spent his days in the region searching for solitude, whilst sketching the landscape.

Wehlen: The idyllic view of the Elbe town has been attracting painters since time immemorial. The Impressionist Robert Sterl discovered numerous images in the historic quarries on the Elbhang, which were still in use at the time.