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Painting of Beethoven by Theodor von Holst

Theodor von Holst (1810–1844), born in England to Latvian parents, used theatrical and fantastic themes to visualize emotions. Von Holst created medieval influenced works capturing the spirit of mystery prevalent in the early Victorian era.

Unlike more realistic painters of his day, such as Francisco Goya or Eugène Delacroix, von Holst’s style tended towards the dramatic and mystical.
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