Caspar David Friedrich was a renowned German Romantic landscape painter who was born on September 5, 1774. He grew up in a religious household and experienced the loss of his mother and sisters at an early age. Friedrich is considered one of the most important figures of the German Romantic movement, thanks to his mid-period allegorical landscapes and seascapes that depict how humans are powerless against natural forces.
Friedrich produced over 500 works during his lifetime, with many being attributed to him after his death. His paintings often feature dramatic rocky landscapes, rugged coastlines, and Gothic ruins enshrouded in misty atmospheres that convey both awe-inspiring natural beauty and melancholic introspection. Amongst Friedrich’s most popular works were “Monk by the Sea” and “Two Men Contemplating the Moon.”
Aside from being a recognized painter, Friedrich was known for supporting German liberal and nationalist causes during his time. His life’s work was characterized by solemnity that reflected personal losses as well as contemplation on human existence. Caspar David Friedrich is one of Germany’s great artists whose work has left an enduring impact on modern painting until today.
All Caspar David Friedrich Artwork on Artchive
|The Sea of Ice||1823 - 1824||Oil on Canvas|
|Riesengebirge||c.1830 - c.1835||Oil on Canvas|
|Tetschen Altar or Cross in the Mountains||1807-08||Oil on Canvas|
|Chalk Cliffs on Rugen||1818-19||Oil on Canvas|
|Cloister Cemetery in the Snow||1817-19||Oil on Canvas|
|Large Enclosure||c. 1832||Oil on Canvas|
|Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog||1818||Oil on Canvas|