Name derived from early 19th Century cartoons of two smug bourgeois characters called "Biedermann" and "Bummelmeier" by the German satirist Ludwig Eichrodt. Subsequently used as an adjective to represent the style of decoration favoured by such people. Used in particular of Bohemian glass, often heavily-cut and/or with engraved, enamelled or gilded decoration, and popular between c 1815 and 1850
was the early part of the Romantic movement that avoids the dark aspects of life, i.e. death and sexuality. In Biedermeier texts, painful and dark issues are made idyllic. A good example of this is The Angel. It was a transitional period between Neoclassicism and Romanticism and closely linked with the bourgeoisie, particularly in the Scandinavian countries. Following the Napoleonic wars, the Biedermeier style grew during the economic impoverishment of the 1820s and 1830s. The term Biedermeier was derogatory and was based on a comic symbol of middle-class comfort, "Papa Biedermeier."
Designation for music of the early 19th century associated with the musical bourgeoisie and domestic music-making.
of or relating to a style of furniture developed in Germany in the 19th century
a German style of decoration which derived its name from a drawing by Ludwig Eichrodt in a German journal featuring two smug characters called Biedermann and Bummelmeier; the term Biedermeier came to be applied to the style current in 1820-1840.
a peasant style of folk art that was important from 1810-1850; a provincial, rustic, sturdy functionalism favored by the new middle class; see periods.
A style fashionable c. 1820-1850 in Austria and Germany.
A German style of furniture from the early 19th century copied from French Empire style. Famous as a stolid middle class style and named for a popular comic strip character, Papa Biedermeier.
A style of furniture produced in Austria and Germany during the first half of the 19th century. Inspired by French Empire and German painted peasant work. The name was borrowed from an imaginary cartoon character called Papa Biedermeier, an uneducated country gentleman who considered himself a connoisseur of fine and industrial arts. Simple marquetry patterns were used with pressed brass ornaments of Greek inspiration as well as painted motifs of wreaths, urns and floral, animal and human forms. Woods used were mainly fruitwoods, maple, mahogany and birch.
A term connected with German countries in 19th century. In the most specific meaning, Biedermeier lasts from about 1820 to 1840, although some people like spanning it all the way to the end of 19th century. In any case, Biedermeier is an epoch of a rising burgeoisie, of a higher middle class that threatened fading aristocracy by its growing wealth. It is important because middle-class people (and I mostly mean women) are then finally rich enough to afford themselves dresses suiting noblety and differences between those two classes - as far as outer look is concerned - are getting more and more vague.
Rustic German version of the French Empire style. The name derives from Papa Biedermeier, a popular comic character of the time and a symbol of homey comfort.
Derived from Gottlieb Biedermeier, a fictional character invented by a German satirical journal. A Central European design style from the first half of the 19th century, approximately 1820-1845. Identifying features are based on Empire style, simple lines and light woods accented with black enamel or lacquer accents.
a 19th-century style originating in Germany, characterized by lack of ostentation
Noting or pertaining to a style of furnishing common in German-speaking areas in the early and mid 19th century, generally a simplification of the French Empire style with much use of matched veneers, with accents of ebony inlay or black paint and often displaying architectural motifs. (after Gottlieb Biedermeier, imaginary unsophisticated author of poems actually composed by various writers and published in a German magazine from 1855 on.
A style of furnishings common in German-specking areas in the early to middle 19th century, generally a simplification of the French Directoire and Empire styles
Decorative style favored by the German and Austrian bourgeoisie from the 1820s to the 1840s following the Napoleonic Wars. Simplicity of line, restrained ornament, utilitarian design and solidly made forms are typical. Light colored woods such as cherry, ash and birch were often used.
Subsequent to the French Empire style, it was a simple adaptation of it. Was prominent in Germany and Austria from 1815 to 1848 and was popular especially among the middle classes.
Rustin German version of the French Empire. Name derives from popular comic character of the time, Papa Biedermeier, symbol of homey comfort.
In Central Europe, Biedermeier refers to work in the fields of literature, music, the visual arts and interior design in the period between the years 1815 (Vienna Congress), the end of the Napoleonic Wars, and 1848, the year of the European revolutions and contrasts with the Romantic era which preceded it.