|At the Monastery Fountain, 1836, Friedrich Gauermann--gorgeous|
|Friedrich Gauermann in Rural|
Costume, 1837, (self-portrait)
|Sheltering from the Storm, 1829, Friedrich Gauermann|
|Jacob Gauermann, Father and Teacher|
of Carl and Friedrich Gauermann, 1811
|Alpine Hut in Rainy Weather, 1850, Friedrich Gauermann|
|Peasant with a Pipe, 1835,
Austria and the Alpine area of Europe has long been known for its outstanding landscape painters. What made Gauermann's work stand apart from the rest was the fact such stunning mountain vistas served also as settings for the animal life of the region, both wild and domestic.
|Cattle and Sheep in Water, 1859,|
Moreover Gauermann wasn't limited by just the native animal life, he could also handle human life with similar ease as demonstrated in his, At the Monastery Fountain (top) from 1836. Often though, one has the feeling that his human figures are somewhat overwhelmed by the mountains and the wildlife. It's only when he paints them among their livestock inside winter shelters as seen in his Idyll in the Stalls (below) that they begin to take on at least equal importance to his sheep, goats and cows. As his Cattle and Sheep in Water (above, left) dating from 1859 indicates, Gauermann was, by far, the best cow painter in Austria.
|Idyll in the Stalls, 1846, Friedrich Gauermann--the animals and those who tended them.|
|Bull Fight with a Bear, 1834,|
|White Deer and Hind in Alpine Landscape, 1833, Friedrich Gauermann.|