Profile: Caspar David Friedrich

Man & Woman Contemplating the Moon, 1830-35

From Wikipedia :

Caspar David Friedrich (5 September 1774 – 7 May 1840) was a 19th century German romantic painter, considered by many critics to be one of the finest exemplars of the movement.”

I’ve always had a natural attraction to Friedrich’s work: there is a lonely, spiritual stoicism at play in which the natural world becomes our cathedral.


The Wanderer Above a Sea of Fog, 1818

The Sea of Ice, 1824

A good link for more images: The Paintings of Caspar David Friedrich

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