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Critical term used of the arts in Germany and Austria between c. 1815 and c 1850; it implies a restrained Romanticism. More broadly it is used as a synonym for 'bourgeois' or 'philistine' in describing attitudes towards the arts.

Corpus Christi morning by Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller (1857) is an example of Biedermeier paintings
evoking harmony, belief and tradition



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