Cleves romanticism


Named for Cleves, Germany, it is a mid-19th century German and Dutch painting style blending realism and atmospherics. The region, with the Ruhr and Rhine Rivers, offered panoramic views of valleys and forests, which inspired painters such as Barend Koekkoek (1803-1862). He moved there from Holland and established a landscape painting academy, whose students, patterning themselves from him, named the painting style, Cleves Romanticism. Source: Wikipedia, Barend Koekkoek