Caspar David Friedrich:
Picture "The Wanderer over the Sea of Fog" (1818), framed
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Picture "The Wanderer over the Sea of Fog" (1818), framed
Caspar David Friedrich:
Picture "The Wanderer over the Sea of Fog" (1818), framed

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limited, 499 copies | certificate | reproduction, Giclée print on canvas | on stretcher frame | framed | size 91 x 74 cm (h/w)

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Picture "The Wanderer over the Sea of Fog" (1818), framed
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Picture "The Wanderer over the Sea of Fog" (1818), framed

Friedrich wanted to give insight into the human soul with his pictures of nature. He went on long hikes through the mountains and along the coast and experienced the human being as a small creature compared to the immense power of nature. As a lonely hiker, he looks longingly into a vast landscape with a distant horizon. The rising sun symbolises hope, the mist the uncertainty of what is to come. His figure turns its back on the viewers and invites them to put themselves in its place and admire the spectacle of nature.
Original: 1818, oil on canvas, 94.8 x 74.8 cm, Kunsthalle Hamburg.

Reproduced using the Fine Art Giclée process directly onto 100% cotton artist's canvas and mounted on a stretcher frame for a brilliant, authentic reproduction. Limited edition 499 copies, with certificate. Framed in a handmade antique-gold real wood frame. Size 91 x 74 cm (h/w).

Portrait of the artist Caspar David Friedrich

About Caspar David Friedrich

1774-1840

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.

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