Worpswede

1987 WT1. Discovered 1987 Nov. 26 by F. Borngen at Tautenburg.

Named for the German colony of artists near the city of Bremen {see planet (6320)}. Beginning in 1889, many painters settled in this lonely region, trying to live in harmony with nature. For their subjects they chose the heath and marshland, the farmhouses and the simple people. The poet R. M. Rilke {see planet (9833)} also lived here for some time. The fame of Worpswede as a paradise for painters, unique in nineteenth-century Europe, continues to fascinate art lovers all over the world. (M 34355)

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