German Art Colonies. The Baltic Gem — Rügen

With the rise of Romanticism in the 19th-century, many artists left their studios to find inspiration and admire the majestic nature in various European regions. Some of their destinations gained popularity and eventually became art colonies. Depending on the artist’s financial situation, many of them spent only summers in idyllic, peaceful locations. Those, who were wealthy enough, bought themselves property and resided in these art colonies permanently.

The way artists selected the location to set a fundament for a new art colony was based on different…

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