Enlightenment and Sensibility

Schütz painted Bad Pyrmont several times from various perspectives. In the view from the southeast the city lies at some distance in a wide valley. Its characteristic layout is discernible, but more impressive are the finely executed and vividly illuminated landscape; the varied groups of persons, arranged into little narratives in the foreground, for which Schütz brought in the painter Welté; and the dramatic sky, from which a storm is bearing down upon the distant mountains on the right.