His archaeological and mythological Memoire sur Venus (1775),(1775), which has been ranked with similar works of Heyne and Winckelmann, gained him admission to the Academie des Inscriptions (1778).
Winckelmann (1551-1626) and Balthasar Mentzer (1565-1627) at Marburg.
A monument to the archaeologist Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717-1768) commemorates his birth in the town.
The views on art contained in Herder's Kritische Wader (1769), Plastik (1778), &c., are chiefly valuable as a correction of the excesses into which reverence for Greek art had betrayed Winckelmann and Lessing, by help of his fundamental idea of national idiosyncrasy.
The classical reaction was now in full tide; Winckelmann was writing, Raphael Mengs.
Winckelmann and Chr.
In literature, its leading names were Winckelmann, Lessing and Voss, and Herder, Goethe and Schiller.
In Italy Houdon had lived in the presence of that second Renaissance with which the name of Winckelmann is associated, and the direct and simple treatment of the Morpheus which he sent to the Salon of 1771 bore witness to its influence.
Again, in Winckelmann and seine Zeit (1805) Goethe vigorously defended the classical ideals of which Winckelmann had been the founder.
Among these was Winckelmann, who in his letters gave ample notices of the excavations and the antiquities which he was able to visit on several occasions.
The book was designed to complete the works of Winckelmann and D'Agincourt, and is illustrated with 180 plates in outline.
Literature, science and art are represented in different parts of the city by statues and busts of Rauch, Schinkel, Thaer, Beuth, Schadow, Winckelmann, Schiller, Hegel and Jahn.