Description of the artwork «Johann Friedrich Schiller»
"Johann Friedrich Schiller" poster by Savinov G. A. 1972 Fine Art Publishing House Moscow. mintage of 54000 Order of the Red Banner of Labor Kalinin Polygraph Combine of the Glavpoligrafprom State Committee of the USSR Council of Ministers for Publishing, Printing and Book Trade. size 59x45 cm
Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller (German. Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller; november 10, 1759, Marbach am Neckar - May 9, 1805, Weimar) - German poet, philosopher, art theorist and playwright, history professor and military doctor, representative of the "Storm and Stress" and Romanticism (in the narrower sense, its Germanic current) in literature, best known as the author of the ode "To Joy", an altered version of which was set to music by Beethoven and was included by him in the final of his 9th Symphony, written in 1824. Schiller went down in the history of world literature as an ardent humanist. During the last seventeen years of his life (1788-1805) he was friends with Johann Goethe, whom he inspired to complete his works, which remained in draft form. This period of friendship between the two poets and their literary polemics entered German literature under the name "Weimar Classicism." The poet's legacy is preserved and studied in the Goethe and Schiller Archive in Weimar.