The Biedermeier (the word “biedermeier” is translated as “simple-minded Mr. Meier”) is the style of German and Austrian art, architecture and design which came to replace the Empire style and represents a branch of the Romanticism. Idealism is the main feature of the Biedermeier period.
The Biedermeier style interiors are characterized by conciseness, the predominance of light shades, the desire to preserve space and the freedom from architectural and decorating unnecessaries, therefore the interior is perceived as a simple and psychologically comfortable one.
Idyllic everyday scenes often dominate the painting, and the paintings are of the intimate character. The themes of national history and folklore, especially from the world of German fairy tales, can be traced in the subject of the paintings.