Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Friedrich, Caspar David
Chalk Cliffs on Rügen
Oil on canvas
90.5 x 71 cm
Oskar Reinhart Collection, Winterthur
Friedrich, Caspar David (1774 - 1840)
The greatest German Romantic painter and one of the most original geniuses in the history of landscape painting.
He was a 19th-century German Romantic landscape painter, generally considered the most important German artist of his generation.
Friedrich's landscapes exercised a strong influence on the work of German artist Max Ernst, and as a result other Surrealists came to view Friedrich as a precursor to their movement.
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