Monday, 29 April 2013

Caspar David Friedrich – part 2

Georg Friedrich Kersting "Caspar David Friedrich in seinem Atelier" 1819 
oil on canvas 51 x 40 cm

Caspar David Friedrich (1774 – 1840) 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 ruins. His primary interest as an artist was the contemplation of nature, and his often symbolic and anti-classical work seeks to convey a subjective, emotional response to the natural world. Friedrich's paintings characteristically set a human presence in diminished perspective amid expansive landscapes, reducing the figures to a scale that, according to the art historian Christopher John Murray, directs "the viewer's gaze towards their metaphysical dimension"

This is part 2 of a 2-part post on the works of Caspar David Friedrich. For full biographical notes, and for earlier works, see part 1 also. 

1818 Woman on the Beach of Rügen

1818-20 On a Sailing Boat 
oil on canvas 71 x 56 cm

1818-20 Woman in a Shawl 
sepia 35.3 x 20.7 cm

c1818 Woman in front of the Setting Sun 
oil on canvas 22 x 30 cm

1819 Moonrise by the Sea 
oil on canvas 135 x 170 cm

c1819-20 Riesengebirge Landscape with Rising Fog 
54.9 x 70.4 cm

1820 Drifting Clouds

1820 Megalithic tomb in Autumn

1820 The Dreamer 
oil on canvas 27 x 21 cm

1820 Swans in the Rushes 
oil on canvas 35.5 x 44 cm

c1820-21 The Evening 
oil on canvas 22 x 30.5 cm

c1820-21 The Morning 
oil on canvas 22 x 30.5 cm

1820-22 Meadows near Greifswald 
oil on canvas 35 x 49 cm

1820-25 Ship on the River Elbe in the Early Morning Mist 
oil on canvas 22.5 x 30.8 cm

1821 Fog in the Elbe Valley 
oil on canvas 33 x 43 cm

1822 Moonrise over the Sea 
oil on canvas 55 x 71 cm

1822 The Solitary Tree 
oil on canvas 55 x 71 cm

1822 Tree of Crows

1822 Woman at the Window 
oil on canvas 44 x 73 cm

1822-23 Morning in the Mountains 
oil on canvas 135 x 170 cm

1822-23 Rocky landscape in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains 
oil on canvas 94 x 74 cm

1823-24 The Arctic Ocean 
oil on canvas 126.9 x 96.7 cm

1823-24 The North Sea in Moonlight 
oil on canvas 31 x 22 cm

1824 Dune by the Sea 
pencil and watercolour 24.7 x 36.5 cm

1824 Evening 
oil on canvas 53.3 x 63.5 cm

1824 Evening with Clouds 
oil on cardboard 14 x 22.5 cm

c1824 Hill and Ploughed Field near Dresden 
oil on canvas 30 x 22 cm

c1824 Rocky Reef on the Sea Shore 
oil on canvas 22 x 31 cm

c1824 The Watzmann
 oil on canvas 135 x 170 cm

1825 Cemetery Entrance 
oil on canvas 143 x 110 cm

1825 Trees and Shrubs in the Snow 
oil on canvas

1825 Woman with Candlestick 
oil on canvas 71 x 49 cm

1825-30 Seashore with Shipwreck by Moonlight 
oil on canvas 77 x 97 cm

1825-30 The Cemetery Gate 
oil on canvas 31 x 25 cm

c1825-30 Two Men Contemplating the Moon 
oil on canvas 34.9 x 43.8 cm

1826 Angels in Adoration 
sepia 18.5 x 26.7 cm

1826 Graveyard in the Snow 
oil on canvas 31 x 25 cm

1826 Spring 
sepia 19.1 x 27.3 cm

1826 Summer 
sepia 19 x 27.1 cm

1826-27 The Musician's Dream 
sepia 72 x 51 cm

1827 Hut Under Snow 
oil on canvas 31 x 25 cm

c1827 Oak Tree in the Snow 
oil on canvas 44 x 34.5 cm

1828 Early Snow 
oil on canvas 43.8 x 34.5 cm

1828 Oak Tree in the Snow

c1828-30 The Temple of Juno in Agrigento 
oil on canvas 54 x 72 cm

c1828 Fir Trees in the Snow 
oil on canvas 31.3 x 25.4 cm

c1828 Ships in the Harbour at Night 
oil on canvas 31 x 25 cm

1830-35 A Walk at Dusk 
oil on canvas 33 x 43 cm

1830-35 Memories of the Sudeten Mountains 
oil on canvas 73.5 x 102.5 cm

1830-35 Sunset ( Brothers ) 
oil on canvas 25 x 31 cm

c1830-35 A Walk at Dusk

c1830-35 Man and Woman Contemplating the Moon 
oil on canvas 34 x 44 cm

c1832 The Big Enclosure 
oil on canvas 73.5 x 102.5 cm

c1833 Easter Morning 
oil on canvas 44 x 34 cm

1834 Flat Country Shank at Bay of Greifswald

1835 Forest in Autumn 
oil on canvas 33 x 44 cm

1835 Mountain Peak with Drifting Clouds 
oil on canvas 25.1 x 30.6 cm

after 1835 Doorway in the Fürstenschule Meissen 
pencil and sepia wash 22.8 x 19.3 cm

c1835 Memories of the Sudeten Mountains 
oil on canvas 73.5 x 102.5 cm

c1835 Stages of Life 
oil on canvas 72.5 x 94 cm

c1835 Wreck in the Moonlight 
oil on canvas 31.3 x 42.5 cm

1836 Owl in a Gothic Window 
pencil and sepia wash

1836-37 Coffin and Grave 
pencil and sepia 39.2 x 39.4 cm

1836 Owl on a Grave 
pencil and sepia wash 25.9 x 22.2 cm

1837-40 Landscape with Crumbling Wall 
pencil, ink and watercolour 12.2 x 18.5 cm

n.d. Pines by the Waterfall 
oil on canvas 44.2 x 34.8 cm

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