Caspar David Friedrich and Düsseldorf Romanticists

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Caspar David Friedrich and the Düsseldorf Romanticists
15.10 2020 – 7.2.2021

Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840) is regarded as one of the most eminent 19th-century painters and the most important representative of German Romanticism. Comprising approximately 130 works, the exhibition at the Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, explores the relationship between Caspar David Friedrich and the Düsseldorf Romanticists, which was characterised by criticism as well as mutual respect and affinity. The exhibition addresses the changes in taste occurring in the period between early Romanticism and the beginnings of the Realist movement. For the first time Saxonian landscape painting forms a dialogue with its Düsseldorf counterparts.

Presented alongside works by fellow artists from Dresden such as Carl Gustav Carus (1789-1869), Ludwig Richter (1803-1884) and Ernst Ferdinand Oehme (1797-1855), around 60 of Friedrich’s works will be juxtaposed with paintings by a number of Düsseldorf artists, including Andreas (1815-1910) and Oswald Achenbach (1827-1905), Carl Friedrich Lessing (1808-1880) and Johann Wilhelm Schirmer (1807-1863).

A collaboration between Kunstpalast Düsseldorf and the Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig. In Leizpig the exhibition will be shown from 3 March to 6 June 2021.


Caspar David Friedrich
Lebensstufen, um 1834
Öl auf Leinwand
72,5 x 94 cm
© Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig
Foto: InGestalt  Michael Ehritt

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