Caspar David Friedrich, ‘Mountain Landscape (Felsenlandschaft im Elbsandsteingebirge)’, 1822-1823, Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archive
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Mountain Landscape (Felsenlandschaft im Elbsandsteingebirge), 1822-1823

Oil on canvas
94 × 74 in
238.8 × 188 cm
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Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archive
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Erich Lessing / Art Resource, NY
Caspar David Friedrich
German, 1774–1840
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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.”

Caspar David Friedrich, ‘Mountain Landscape (Felsenlandschaft im Elbsandsteingebirge)’, 1822-1823, Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archive
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About the work
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Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archive
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Erich Lessing / Art Resource, NY
Caspar David Friedrich
German, 1774–1840
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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.”

Mountain Landscape (Felsenlandschaft im Elbsandsteingebirge), 1822-1823

Oil on canvas
94 × 74 in
238.8 × 188 cm
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