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Ernst Ferdinand Oehme

This motif is available free of charge as a collectable postcard at hosts and information points along this third stage of the Malerweg trail.

Ernst Ferdinand Oehme, "Blick auf die Sächische Schweiz", Bleistift, aquarelliert, 1840© Staatliche Kunstsammlung Dresden, Hoffmann

Born in 1797 in Dresden and died in 1855 in Dresden, Oehme was an important late Romanticism painter, and a pupil of two extraordinary Romantic artists, the Norwegian painter Johann Christian Clausen Dahl and Caspar David Friedrich.

He was a close friend of Ludwig Richter. Oehme painted numerous poetic landscapes with charming light effects.

His works comprise also symbolic views of Gothic churches, Italian and Alpine motifs as well as interior scenes. The watercolour painting seen here looks almost modern in its atmospheric lightness and varied range of colour shades from ochre to blue.



Malerweg trail – 3rd stage

These are the places where artists painted:

Town of Hohnstein: Its location alone gives the place a picturesque look. The immediate surroundings of rocks and deeply carved gorges were a magnet to painters, as proven by the wide variety of art works. A highlight is the impressive castle sitting on the very edge of the cliff.

Brand Rock: There are pictures of the Brand Rock viewing point painted by Carl August Richter and Adrian Ludwig Richter. An inscription by the poet Moritz von Thümmel (1738 – 1817) in a cave near the viewing point tells of the overwhelming impression this scenery had upon him.

Waitzdorf Village: The reward for the steep up and down hike is a picturesque village with original “umgebinde” houses and a fascinating view to the Ochel rock walls. The perspective from this position was used as a motif several times by painters, including Richard Naumann Coschütz.

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