WINCKELMANN, Johann Joachim

   The German art historian and archaeologist who was primarily known for his support of Hellenistic aesthetics and its impact on the Etruscans. He nevertheless gave some credit for originality to the Etruscans, particularly in the area of the “minor arts” such as gemstones.

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  • Winckelmann, Johann Joachim — • Archaeologist and historian of ancient art (1717 1768) Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Winckelmann,Johann Joachim — Winck·el·mann (vĭngʹkəl män ), Johann Joachim. 1717 1768. German archaeologist and art historian. His book History of Ancient Art (1764) is a seminal work of modern archaeology. * * * …   Universalium

  • Winckelmann, Johann (Joachim) — born Dec. 9, 1717, Stendal, Prussia died June 8, 1768, Trieste, Austria German archaeologist and art historian. The son of a cobbler, he studied theology and medicine before he discovered Greek art. His essay Reflections on the Painting and… …   Universalium

  • Winckelmann, Johann Joachim — ► (1717 68) Arqueólogo alemán, el primero que estudió con método científico el arte de la Antigüedad. Su obra (Historia del arte de la Antigüedad, De la capacidad de sentir lo bello, etc.) sancionó el neoclasicismo que estaba germinando …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Winckelmann, Johann (Joachim) — (9 dic. 1717, Stendal, Prusia–8 jun. 1768, Trieste, Austria). Arqueólogo e historiador del arte alemán. Hijo de un zapatero remendón, estudió teología y medicina antes de descubrir el arte griego. Su ensayo titulado Gedanken über die Nachahmung… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • WINCKELMANN, JOHANN JOACHIM —    great art critic, born at Stendal, in Prussian Saxony, of poor parents; was a student from his boyhood, and early devoted especially to archæology and the study of the antique; became a Roman Catholic on the promise of an appointment in Rome,… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Johann Joachim Winckelmann — Retrato de Winckelmann por Rafael Mengs …   Wikipedia Español

  • Johann Joachim Winckelmann — Portrait par Angelika Kaufmann, 1764. Naissance …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Johann Joachim Winckelmann —     Johann Joachim Winckelmann     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Johann Joachim Winckelmann     Archaeologist and historian of ancient art, born at Stendal near Magdeburg, in 1717; assassinated at Triest, in 1768.     After a wandering life devoted,… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Johann Joachim Winckelmann — Porträt von Raphael Mengs, 1755 Johann Joachim Winckelmann (* 9. Dezember 1717 in Stendal; † 8. Juni 1768 bei Triest) war ein deutscher Archäologe, Antiquar u …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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