Academy of the forming arts Munich

Academy of the forming arts Munich
rector: Professor. Nikolaus Gerhart
year of the foundation: 1808
place: Munich (Bavaria)
courses of studies: see: Training offer
of specialist areas:
registered students: ~680 (2005)
address of the Rektorats: Academy road 2
80799 Munich

the academy of the forming arts Munich is one of the oldest and most important academies of arts of Germany.

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you became 1808 by king Maximilian I. by Bavaria as „a royal academy of the forming arts “based. Their first director was Johann Peter of long one, before times directors/conductors of the Düsseldorfer academy of arts. Followed it 1824 with Peter von Cornelius. 1886 referred it the representative new building (pompöse three-wing plant in palace-like building of periods of promoterism) of Gottfried of Neureuther (construction period of 1876-1885) in the academy road Leopoldstrasse near the victory gate, in which she has also today still her seat.

Beside its role as training centre the academy was soon also an artist company. The landscape painters of the first generation (e.g. Max Joseph car farmer, Joseph Wenglein, Johann Jakob Dorner the younger one, Simon Warnberger, Franz Xaver of Meixner) was stylistic pointing the way for the development in the periphery of this academy resident resident of Munich school, is however not in such a way admits become like their successors.

Toward end 19. Century had the residents of Munich academy a call leading world-wide. Here e.g. taught. the painters Franz of Defregger and Franz of stucco as well as the sculptors Adolf von Hildebrand and Ludwig Schwanthaler. Student at this time was Franz of Lenbach. A bloom time experienced the academy under William of Kaulbach and Karl Theodor of Piloty.

Vor allem das spätere Ansehen ihrer Studenten zeigt Münchens Bedeutung um die Jahrhundertwende: Among the students Lovis Corinth, Otto Mueller, Wassily Kandinsky, Alfred Kubin, Paul Klee, Franz Mark, smelling pool of broadcasting corporations Riemerschmid, Otto Greiner and Bruno Paul ranked.

After the First World War the academy lost rapidly its meaning. After striking down a repressive climate prevailed to the soviet republic in Bavaria in Munich. For the National Socialist cultural policy the academy was after 1933 an important operating place. National Socialist artists like „the realm shame hair painter “ Adolf Ziegler and the giant-Omani sculptor Josef Thorak were appointed to the academy.

1953 receive the academy to its current names.

After 1946 the academy became by the appointment of Franz Xaver drove, September call, tonuses Stadler (all three 1946), Charles Crodel (1952) and George master man (1964) renews. In the postwar years it fell the resident of Munich academy nevertheless heavily to separate and the international modern trend follow from its National Socialist coinage to. The academy attained despite many efforts to today of not the meaning earlier days.

Momentary rector of the academy is Professor. Nikolaus Gerhart as successors of Professor. Ben Willikens (former rectors: Olaf Metzel, how/as country forge).

To 26. October 2005 was officially opened the modern extension building of the architects Coop Himmelb (l) outer. The study enterprise is taken up in the course of the winter semester in the new areas. The construction measures at the entire building will be presumably up to the 200-Jahrfeier 2008 final.

training offer

apart from the classical offer of the academy within the range painting and sculpture was substantially extended the training offer of the academy after the Second World War. The college of arts and crafts and the training for the teaching profession at High Schools were integrated. Since 1978 interior decoration as diploma course of studies and two structure courses of studies (architecture as well as Bildneri shapes and art therapy) are offered.

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coordinates: 48° 9 ' 11 " N, 11° 34 ' 49 " O


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