Caspar David Friedrich
German, 1774-1840
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Collected by major museums
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., J. Paul Getty Museum
Selected exhibitions
2018
Wanderlust. From Caspar David Friedrich to Auguste Renoir,
Alte Nationalgalerie
2014
Lass Dich von der Natur anwehen - Landschaftszeichnung der Romantik und Gegenwart,
Städtische Galerie Bietigheim-Bissingen
2013
Lass Dich von der Natur anwehen - Landschaftszeichnung der Romantik und Gegenwart,
Kunsthalle Bremen

A leading painter of German Romanticism, Caspar David Friedrich is best known for his allegorical landscapes that portray figures, often with their backs turned toward the viewer, contemplating the expanse of nature, as well as ruins silhouetted against dusky skies, such as in The Abbey In the Oakwood (1808-1810). Although his landscapes were based on detailed nature studies, they are imaginary. As Friedrich himself said, “the artist should paint not only what he sees before him, but also what he sees within him.”

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