Caspar David Friedrich – Humanity and Nature

2024 sees the 250th anniversary of the birth of Caspar David Friedrich, the father of German Romanticism. He transformed landscape painting into ‘art for a new age’, examining the relationship between man and the natural world.

Key pictures by Friedrich are ‘The Wanderer above the Sea of Fog‘ (1818), ‘The Sea of Ice‘ (1824), and the beautiful ‘Chalk Cliffs on Rügen‘ (1818). Man’s insignificance in the face of the grandeur of the sublimity of nature is a recurring theme. His paintings are haunting, spiritual and full of fascinating detail.

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