Letter to K. A. Mende, ca.1845.

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Arnim, Bettina von, 1785-1859. Letter to K. A. Mende, ca.1845.

Letter to K. A. Mende, ca.1845.

In a detailed letter to Karl Adolph Mende, von Arnim comments favorably on his recent lithographs and gives a pessimistic report of the arts in Berlin and the taste of Friedrich Wilhelm IV, focusing particularly on the interior decoration of the re-opened opera house (rebuilt in 1843 after its destruction by fire in 1842). In addition to her criticism of the opera house's Rococo eclecticism, she regrets the lost opportunity to create a decorative scheme in a more classical style. She frequently cites the work of the painter Cornelius whom she dislikes, describing his work as barren and ashengrey.

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