Caspar David Friedrich:
Picture "Sailing Ship in the Fog" (1815), framed
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Picture "Sailing Ship in the Fog" (1815), framed
Caspar David Friedrich:
Picture "Sailing Ship in the Fog" (1815), framed

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ars mundi Exclusive Edition | limited, 499 copies | numbered | certificate | reproduction, Giclée print on canvas | on stretcher frame | framed | size 79 x 57 cm (h/w)

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Picture "Sailing Ship in the Fog" (1815), framed
Caspar David Friedrich: Picture "Sailing Ship in the Fog"...

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Picture "Sailing Ship in the Fog" (1815), framed

Caspar David Friedrich was one of the most important painters of the Romantic period because of his landscape paintings. But this fame did not last - Friedrich was almost forgotten during his lifetime and was rediscovered in the 20th century. The focal interest was not only for his landscapes but also in an almost classic "seascape" such as the "Sailing Ship in the Fog": the three-master is driven with full sails across a turbulent, fog-shrouded sea.
Original: Oil on canvas, Municipal Art Collections, Chemnitz.

The original artwork was transferred directly onto 100% cotton artist's canvas using the Fine Art Giclée process for a brilliant reproduction and mounted on a stretcher frame. Limited edition of 499 copies, numbered on the back and with certificate. Framed in handmade real wood museum frame with gold leaf gilding. Size 79 x 57 cm (h/w). Exclusively at ars mundi.

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About Caspar David Friedrich


Caspar David Friedrich was the most important German painter of the Romantic period. Even his person embodied the typical Romantic: he was rather introverted, close to nature and religious, he saw nature as a mirror of human feelings. In his meticulously painted canvases, Friedrich achieved incomparable metaphysical transparency.

"The painter should paint not only what he has in front of him, but also what he sees inside himself." With this recommendation to his fellow painters, Caspar David Friedrich explained the driving force and meaning of his paintings.

Landscape depiction holds a leading position in his oeuvre. Friedrich went on long hikes through the mountains and along the coast with friends. He captured human beings in their smallness in relation to the immense power of nature. The lonely figures look longingly into vast landscapes with distant horizons. They often turn their backs to the viewer so that he can put himself in their place. Using symbolic nature metaphors such as the moon as the universe and tree stumps as an indication of transience, he created contemplative romantic feelings and religious sentiments. Friedrich wanted his nature moods to provide insight into the human soul.

At the age of 24, after an academic education in Copenhagen, the young artist was drawn to Dresden. In the city along the Elbe, Friedrich and other painters, as well as poets such as Tieck and Schlegel, formed the centre of early Romanticism. The characteristic feature of Romanticism is the reciprocal effect of poetry and painting. Friedrich's landscapes are mirrors of feelings and seek to express visually what poetry achieves with words. "The depths of our spirit are unknown to us - the mysterious way leads inwards. Eternity with its worlds - the past and future - is in ourselves or nowhere." This is how the poet Novalis expressed himself on behalf of the early Romantics.