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Caspar David Freidrich. One of his most famous paintings is called Wanderer above the mist.

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Caspar David Friedrich In September 5, 1774, a German romantic painter was born. His name was Caspar David Friedrich, and he was one of the greatest painters in European art of landscapes. Friedrich was sixth of ten children in his family. In 1781, when Friedrich was only 7 years old, his mother Sophie Dorothea Bechly died. A few of his brothers and sisters died later. 1790 he began studying art as a private student of artist Johann Gottfried Quistorp, at the University of Griefswald. He learnt a lot from that and here is where his art-life began. ...read more.


Friedrich's landscapes are based on places in Germany, including mountains, trees, morning mists and many more. One of his most famous paintings is called "Wanderer above the mist". It shows a young wanderer standing on a rock facing the sea with his back towards the viewer. He is wearing a dark green overcoat and is holding a stick in his right hand. The wind is blowing through his hair and above there is a hazy sky and a few rocks are sticking out of the sea. ...read more.


His paintings are easy to recognize; he is famous for the magical light that seems to shine in the paintings. In many paintings there is a figure in the foreground, with its back turned to the viewer. The figures are small; they are considering the view, and give us the feeling of doing the same. The views of his landscapes are enchanted, it's unreachable and merciless, and also inspires. He made sketches from life, but often mixed scenes from completely different locations when he completed his paintings. Deep in his paintings lies a spirit or dream. The nature has an extreme likeness to the real world. A good description I would give his paintings would be: "dreams beyond the human mind". ...read more.

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