Wolfgang von Löhneysen

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Hans-Wolfgang Freiherr von Löhneysen (born August 28, 1917 in Lüneburg , † September 27, 2004 in Berlin ) was a German art historian.


Löhneysen received his doctorate in Jena in 1941 and taught from 1965 to 1982 as a professor of art history at the Berlin University of the Arts. He wrote treatises on the art and intellectual history of the 19th and 20th centuries. He published Goethe's writings on art in the Cotta edition in two volumes and all of Schopenhauer's works were critically edited in five volumes.


He is buried in the Dahlem forest cemetery.


  • The older Dutch painting - artist and critic, Erich Röth, Eisenach and Kassel 1956
  • From old legends, but retold. Haude and Spener, Berlin 1969
  • Mistra, Greece's Fate in the Middle Ages, Prestel, Munich 1977
  • A new history of art, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin / New York 1984
  • Home under Heaven, Mount Athos, Heidelberger Verlagsanstalt, Heidelberg 1992
  • Raphael among the philosophers, philosophers about Raphael - thought and language of
  • Interpretation, Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 1992
  • Experienced antiquity, treatises on art and intellectual history, St. Augustin 1998
  • Daily circles - Lifelines, people around 1770, Königshausen & Neumann Verlag, Würzburg 2001
  • Goethe and Schopenhauer - Treatises on Literature and Art, St. Augustin 2001
  • Savonarola's secret contemporaries, a read for fans of irony; Art Bridge, Berlin 2002.

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