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date: 05 December 2019

Rodenwaldt, Gerhartlocked

(b Berlin, Oct 16, 1886; d Berlin, April 27, 1945).
  • Dagmar Preising

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(b Berlin, Oct 16, 1886; d Berlin, April 27, 1945).

German archaeologist. He studied Classical archaeology, philology, ancient history and history of art in Berlin and Halle and in 1909 published his thesis, in Latin, on the composition of the wall paintings at Pompeii. In 1922, after a professorship at the University of Giessen, he took over the direction of the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut in Berlin, which he brought to international recognition. In 1932 he became a professor at the Winckelmann Institut and president of the Archäologische Gesellschaft. His academic work ranged widely, from the art of the Mycenaean period (wall paintings in particular) to Late Antiquity, and included the reception of Late Antique art in classicizing revivals; there are 243 titles in the list of his publications. One of his interests was Greek relief sculpture and its polychromy. His reputation outside Germany is based mainly on his achievements in the field of Roman art and the art of Late Antiquity. He continued the work begun by his teacher, ...

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