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 (vĭng′kəl-män′), Johann Joachim 1717-1768.
German archaeologist and art historian noted for his systematic study of Greek and Roman antiquities in The History of Ancient Art (1764).


(German ˈvɪŋkəlman)
(Biography) Johann Joachim (joˈhan ˈjoːaxɪm). 1717–68, German archaeologist and art historian; one of the founders of neoclassicism


(ˈvɪŋ kəlˌmɑn)

Johann Joachim, 1717–68, German archaeologist and art historian.
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It was such love as Michelangelo had known, and Montaigne, and Winckelmann, and Shakespeare himself.
One of the most splendid objects in this exhibition is a gilt bronze tripod by Luigi Righetti of 1815, based on an ancient prototype found in Herculaneum and described by Winckelmann.
The value, however, resides in the overall collection, setting such diverse figures as Winckelmann alongside Leroi-Gourhan, and Petrie alongside Trigger.
2) Es sobradamente conocida la impronta del mundo clasico en la conformacion de la moderna estetica alemana, especialmente perceptible en la teoria del arte de autores como Winckelmann (que no por casualidad era arqueologo).
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The interest in ancient art was sparked by the discovery of the Roman cities of Herculaneum (1738) and Pompeii (1748) and by the writings of the German scholar Johann Joachim Winckelmann.
In the 1860s, when Ludwig Friedlander, himself a wandering Jew of sorts, wrote the definitive chapters on "Verkehrwesen" and "Die Reisen der Tourism" in his three-volume tour de force, Darstellungen aus der Sittengeschichte Roms, he engaged an already established line of inquiry on the subject, not only of his great teachers--Mommsen and Burckhardt--but going back to Winckelmann, a century or so before him.
German Aesthetics and Literary Criticism: Winckelmann, Lessing, Hamann, Herder, Schiller, Goethe.
He remarked that the Etruscan attribution was first made by 18th-century German art historian Johann Joachim Winckelmann on the basis of how the wolf's fur was represented.
This new translation brings to light early scientific archaeology and the study of Herculaneum and Pompeii as observed by the erudite and acerbic art historian Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717-1768).
Winckelmann was the first to formally identify the goal of neoclassicism: the purpose of art is to create beauty, and the means to that end is to imitate the proportion and harmony of ancient Greek art.
Winckelmann is canonic in art history for his History of the art of antiquity, of 1767.