Winter Landscape With Castle In The Mountains
Winter Landscape With Castle In The Mountains (Winterlandschaft mit Schlossanlage im Gebirge) c~ by German-Russian Painter Albert Bredow (1828 – 1899), who was also a lithographer and stage designer; specializing in landscape paintings.
The painting depicts a winter landscape with a curved road that connects to a double arch bridge leading to a castle on a hilltop with snow lightly covering the castle and foundation cliffs. The scene is set against a beautiful mountain range, part of which is covered by a lush green forest, and the mountain backdrop is covered in winter clouds.
In the foreground we can see people coming up the hill carrying bundles of wood that have been gathered from the forest.
This is a retouched digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image that is available for sale as a rolled canvas print online.
About Albert Bredow
Albert was a painter of landscapes, portraits and genre scenes, and was a student of the Academy of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg and of the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, under the guidance of the painter German Painter Wilhelm von Kaulbach (1805 – 1874).
He was a member of the Peredvizhniki (Wanderers) movement; which was a group of Russian realist artists who rejected the restrictions of academic art and advocated for the use of contemporary life as a subject matter, and was one of the leading painters of the movement, with his works being considered as masterpieces of Russian Realism.
Bredow’s landscapes and genre scenes are known for their attention to detail, and his use of light, as the use of color and texture tend to convey a sense of the Russian countryside, and the people going about their daily lives.
He was particularly adept at capturing the unique character and atmosphere of the regions in which he worked; and was also known for his portraits, which were often of local people, with a special emphasis on their work and professions.
Bredow’s work is considered to be in the Realist style, which emphasizes the accurate representation of the visual appearance of the subject, and often with a social or political message.