Caspar David Friedrich, ‘Nebel (fog)’, 1807, Art History 101

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About Caspar David Friedrich

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.”

German, 1774-1840, Greifswald, Germany, based in Dresden, Germany

Group Shows

2014
Städtische Galerie Bietigheim-Bissingen, 
Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany,
Lass Dich von der Natur anwehen - Landschaftszeichnung der Romantik und Gegenwart
2013
Kunsthalle Bremen, 
Bremen, Germany,
Lass Dich von der Natur anwehen - Landschaftszeichnung der Romantik und Gegenwart