Caspar David Friedrich, ‘Wanderer above the Sea of Fog’, ca. 1817, Painting, Oil on canvas, Alte Nationalgalerie
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Wanderer above the Sea of Fog, ca. 1817

Oil on canvas
37 3/10 × 29 2/5 in
94.8 × 74.8 cm
On loan
Location
Berlin
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© SHK / Hamburger Kunsthalle / bpk photo: Elke Walford
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, ‘Wanderer above the Sea of Fog’, ca. 1817, Painting, Oil on canvas, Alte Nationalgalerie
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About the work
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© SHK / Hamburger Kunsthalle / bpk photo: Elke Walford
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.”

Wanderer above the Sea of Fog, ca. 1817

Oil on canvas
37 3/10 × 29 2/5 in
94.8 × 74.8 cm
On loan
Location
Berlin
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