Caspar David Friedrich:
Porcelain picture "The Afternoon", framed
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Porcelain picture "The Afternoon", framed
Caspar David Friedrich:
Porcelain picture "The Afternoon", framed

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ars mundi Exclusive Edition | limited, 999 copies | numbered | porcelain | solid wood frame | size 38 x 33.5 cm

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Porcelain picture "The Afternoon", framed
Caspar David Friedrich: Porcelain picture "The Afternoon"...

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Porcelain picture "The Afternoon", framed

From 1820 onwards, Caspar David Friedrich saw his ideas fully realised through the Nordic landscape. It also inspired him to create his "Time of Day Cycle", which represents a cycle of life in which the viewer can discern childhood, youth, maturity and the serenity of old age.

In the third part of the cycle, the reddish reflection of some clouds indicates the approaching evening peace and bathes the landscape in the late afternoon light. The cornfield has already been partially harvested. And the farmer is heading towards the end of his workday with his horse-drawn vehicle.

This treasure, created in 1821/22, exhibited in the Landesgalerie Hannover, has been transferred exclusively for ars mundi in a limited world edition by the experts of the Königlich privilegierte Porzellanmanufaktur Tettau in 10 colours onto the finest porcelain. During three firing processes, with temperatures up to 1360°C, they created porcelain images of incomparable colour brilliance. Each of the 999 copies is individually numbered by hand and framed in a sophisticated gold-plated solid wood frame. Framed size 38 x 33.5 cm.

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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