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Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840)

"Caspar David Friedrich (5 September 1774 – 7 May 1840) was a 19th-century German Romantic landscape painter, generally considered the most important German artist of his generation. He is best known for his mid-period allegorical landscapes which typically feature contemplative figures silhouetted against night skies, morning mists, barren trees or Gothic ruins. His primary interest was the contemplation of nature, and his often symbolic and anti-classical work seeks to convey a subjective, emotional response to the natural world. Friedrich´s paintings characteristically set a human presence in diminished perspective amid expansive landscapes, reducing the figures to a scale that, according to the art historian Christopher John Murray, directs "the viewer´s gaze towards their metaphysical dimension"." - (en.wikipedia.org 23.09.2019)

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Friend Johan Christian Dahl (1788-1857)

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Felsformation, davor Treppe und Geländer, Felsabhang mit Bäumen und Wiese mit FeFelsblöcke, dazwischen PflanzenBaumstudie, darunter FelsformationZwei Baumstudien, Wäsche auf der LeineSitzende Frau, lagernder Mann und stehendes MädchenLandschaft mit Ruine und figürlicher Staffage
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Drawn Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840)
Was depicted (Actor) Caroline Friedrich (1793-1847)

Template creation Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840)
Published Sellier Verlag

Painted Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840)
Was depicted (Actor) Caroline Friedrich (1793-1847)

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