Claude Lorrain

The enchanted landscape

3 February to 6 May 2012

The Städel Museum in Frankfurt showcased the work of Claude Lorrain (c. 1600–1682), one of the most important landscape painters of the seventeenth century, in a monographic exhibition, the first in Germany since 1983. The show “Claude Lorrain. The Enchanted Landscape” presented about one hundred and thirty works from all phases of the important French Baroque artist’s production. Based on the most recent results of scientific research, the comprehensive exhibition comprised a high-caliber selection of paintings as well as Claude Lorrain’s unique drawings and printed works. Loans were made available by the British Museum and the National Gallery in London, the Petit Palais in Paris, and the Museum of Prints and Drawings in Berlin, among others. Developed together with the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, the presentation highlighted Lorrain as a highly reflected artist producing outstanding and original works in each of the three media.

CURATOR: Dr. Martin Sonnabend, Städel Museum; Dr. Jon Whiteley, Ashmolean Museum
FURTHER VENUE: Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 10/6/2011–1/8/2012