About the artist
Caspar David Friedrich was a German Romantic landscape painter, born in 1774 in Greifswald. He is best known for his contemplative landscapes, featuring contemplative figures silhouetted against night skies, morning mists, barren trees, and Gothic ruins. His work is characterised by a reverence for nature and a spiritual element. Friedrich's paintings often evoke a sense of loneliness and contemplation. He was a major influence on the later Romantic movement in Germany.
Also associated with: Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog, The Abbey in the Oakwood, The Sea of Ice, The Cross in the Mountains, The Chalk Cliffs on Rügen, The Stages of Life.