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Caspar David Friedrich
The quiet tragedy of the big big world

Caspar David Friedrich, The ArtistsThe wanderer above the sea of fog
Portrait of Caspar David Friedrich

Caspar David Friedrich was a German artist born on September 5, 1774. David Friedrich contributed to the Romantic movement and died on May 7, 1840.

Morning Mist in the Mountains, Caspar David Friedrich

Morning Mist in the Mountains 1808

Abbey among Oak Trees, Caspar David Friedrich

Abbey among Oak Trees 1809 – 1810

Winter Landscape, Caspar David Friedrich

Winter Landscape 1811

Chalk Cliffs on Rügen, Caspar David Friedrich

Chalk Cliffs on Rügen 1818

The wanderer above the sea of fog, Caspar David Friedrich

The wanderer above the sea of fog 1818

Mountain with Ascending Mist, Caspar David Friedrich

Mountain with Ascending Mist 1819 – 1820

Moonrise over the Sea, Caspar David Friedrich

Moonrise over the Sea 1822

The Lone Tree, Caspar David Friedrich

The Lone Tree 1822

Rocky ravine in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, Caspar David Friedrich

Rocky ravine in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains 1822 – 1823

Two Men Contemplating the Moon, Caspar David Friedrich

Two Men Contemplating the Moon 1825 – 1830

The Life Stages, Caspar David Friedrich

The Life Stages 1834

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Caspar David Friedrich and the Subject of Landscape, Recommended Reading

There are lot of books on Caspar David Friedrich, but Harvard's Joseph Leo Koerner goes deep, weaving the artist and his work into the tapestry of 19th century romanticism

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