|Birthname||Johann Evangelist Ferdinand Apollinaris Makart|
|born on||28 May 1840 at 05:30 (= 05:30 AM )|
|Place||Salzburg, Austria, 47n48, 13e02|
|Timezone||LMT m13e02 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||06°51' 23°02 Asc. 27°06'|
Austrian artist, one of the most celebrated painters of the great bourgeois Viennese era. "Entry of Charles V into Antwerp," 1878, is an excellent example of Makart’s glittering creations.
The son of a chamberlain at Mirabell castle, he first studied at the Academy of Vienna before being educated by Karl Theodor von Piloty at the Academy of Munich from 1860-65. During his studies, he traveled to London, Paris and Rome, but after the prince Von Hohenlohe provided him with a studio, Makart returned to Vienna.
He immediately began to enjoy phenomenal success, quickly becoming known for his lush history paintings and bold use of color. "Modern Cupids," 1868 and "The Plague in Florentine," 1868 increased his fame and brought disapproval, both primarily criticized for the lack of a literary original.
Perhaps his finest work, however, was done in 1879 when he painted the procession in honor of the silver anniversary of emperor Francis Joseph and his wife Elisabeth. That same year Makart became a Professor at the Academy. In 1882, he designed a fascinating dream world, inspired by Shakespeare’s "Midsummernight’s Dream," that was to be used as a bedroom decoration at Villa Hermes. Due to his early death, the design was never executed but exists only as a large painting.
Makart died on 3 October 1884 in Vienna.
- Social : Begin a program of study 1860 (Academy of Munich, five years)
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1868 (Painting "Modern Cupids" finished)
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1879 (Noted painting done for emperor and wife)
- Work : New Career 1879 (Professor at the Academy)
Steinbrecher quotes B.C.
Sy Scholfield quotes same data from "Mitteilungen der Österreichischen Galerie, Issues 59-61" (Österreichische Galerie., 1971), p. 77: "Beider Sohn Johann kam am 28. Mai 1840 um 1/2 6 Uhr früh in Salzburg zur Welt. Sein voller Name lautete Johannes Evangelist Ferdinand Apollinaris."
Translation: 'Their son Johann came into the world on 28 May 1840 at half-six [five-thirty] in the morning in Salzburg. His full name was Johannes Evangelist Ferdinand Apollinaris.'
- Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Historical paintings)
- Vocation : Education : Teacher (Professor, Academy)
- Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession