An Untranslated German Source by Angelo Conti
Rembrandt als Erzieher by Julius Langbehn
Angelo Conti acted as a link between German and Italian cultures. His knowledge of the German language and thus his capability of reading original works remain however dubious, and he might have taken advantage of available translations in other languages. In his Giorgione, Conti refers to Julius Langbehn’s Rembrandt als Erzieher, a work published in 1890 and not translated in Italian or French. Conti and Langbehn share similar views in fact of art, science and modern times, namely fostering the freedom of the spirit over industrialization.