• Caspar David Friedrich. Born on this day in 1774

    19 days ago - By Chez Namaste Nancy

    September 05, 1774. Caspar David Friedrich was a 19th-century German Romantic landscape painter, generally considered the most important German artist of his generation. He is best known for his mid-period allegorical landscapes which typically feature contemplative figures silhouetted against night skies, morning mists, barren trees or Gothic or megalithic ruins. In this image: Cas 1840), Giant Mountains, not dated, Oil on canvas, 73,5 x 102,5.
    His vast, mysterious, atmospheric landscapes and seascapes proclaimed human helplessness against the forces of nature and did much to establish...
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