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Julius Lange (art historian)

Julius Henrik Lange (19 June 1838, Vordingborg – 19 August 1896, Copenhagen) was a Danish art historian and critic.


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In 1858, he began his studies at the University of Copenhagen. A few years later, he accompanied a wealthy gentleman to Italy and, while there, developed an interest in art history. In 1870, he became a lecturer at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and, a year later, transferred to the University. In 1877, he became a member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters.

His brother was Carl Lange, the psychologist.


He wrote about ancient and contemporary art. Some of his outstanding works were:

  • Michelangelo og Marmoret (Michelangelo and Marble, 1871)
  • Om Kunstværdi (About the Value of Art, 1876)
  • Vor Kunst og Udlandets (Our Arts and the Foreign, 1879),
  • Det ioniske Kapitäls Oprindelse og Forhistorie (Origins and Pre-history of the Ionic Capital, 1877)
  • Guder og Mennesker hos Homer (God and Men in Homer, 1881)
  • Sergel og Thorvaldsen (Sergel and Thorvaldsen, 1885)
  • Bastien-Lepage og andre Afhandlinger, (Bastien Lepage and Other Essays, 1889)
  • Billedkunstens Fremstilling af Menneskeskikkelsen i dens ældste Periode, (Representation of the Human Figure in its Earliest Period, 1892)
  • Collections of his letters were published in 1903 and 1904. They have recently been reprinted as Breve fra Julius Lange, Kessinger (2010) ISBN 1-1653-4747-4


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