The Art of the Enlightenment | Theobald Reinhold von Oër: The Weimar Court of Muses. Schiller in Tiefurt Reading to the Court, 1860 © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, photo: Andres Kilger The Art of the Enlightenment | Angelika Kauffmann: Portrait of a Lady as a Vestal Virgin, 1781/1782 © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, photo: Elke Estel and Hans-Peter Klut The Art of the Enlightenment | Julius Caesar Ibbetson: George Biggin’s Ascent in Lunardi’s Balloon, around 1785/1788 © Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen Munich, photo: Bruno Hartinger The Art of the Enlightenment | Thomas Gainsborough: The Marsham Children, 1787 © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, photo: Jörg P. Anders The Art of the Enlightenment | Caspar David Friedrich: View of the Elbe Valley, 1807 © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, photo: Elke Estel, Hans-Peter Klut The Art of the Enlightenment | Marie-Gabrielle Capet: Studio Scene, 1808 © Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen Munich, photo: Sibylle Forster