I am very satisfied with the quick and courteous service I received from this fine company. I received my items in perfect condition and exactly what I wanted. I will definitely visit this site again in the future!

Elaine Colorado Springs, CO

More Testimonials »

Caspar David Friedrich

Caspar David  Friedrich

(1774 - 1840)
Born: Greifswald, Germany
Style: Romanticism
Famous Works:
  • The Wanderer Above the Mists (1817-18)
  • The Sea of Ice (1824)
  • Landscape with Grave, Coffin and Owl (1836-37)
Caspar David Friedrich emerged at the end of the nineteenth century as one of Germany's most gifted Romantic landscape painters. Friedrich spent much of his childhood alone, following the death of his sister, brother, and mother. He took solace in the beauty of nature, and took frequent walks in the countryside. This time communing with the landscape of his homeland formed important roots which would appear later in his artwork. Friedrich traveled to Copenhagen to study at the Academy of Fine Arts, but soon moved to Dresden, where he came in contact with painters, writers, and intellectuals of the Romantic school. His paintings were celebrated by many, including the German poet Goethe. Friedrich studied nature with an eye for accuracy and detail, however, his paintings are not scientific studies. Instead, they are infused with an intense spirituality. His painting Abbey in an Oak Forest, 1809-1810, shows barren and gnarled trees in an ancient cemetery. This meditation on death is solemn, and hushed. Human subjects appearing in Friedrich's work are typically secondary in importance to the environment, serving in many cases to illustrate the vastness and wonder of the natural world. The crown prince of Prussia admired Friedrich's work, and became a patron. Friedrich's prosperity grew even further when he was nominated into the Academy of Berlin and elected into the membership of the Academy of Dresden. Acclaim for Friedrich and his work would not last. Depression was a permanent fixture in Friedrich's life, and while his struggle with the disease undoubtedly inspired many of his important works, it would eventually prove insurmountable. Friedrich's art for the last fourteen years of his life was marked by symbols of death and ruin. He died virtually unknown, and remained so until Symbolists in the nineteenth-century were drawn to his extreme and moody landscapes.
Feeling inspired? Try out these fine products…

Up to 51% Off

Escoda Prado Brushes

by Global Art

The finest brushes for artist!

Up to 50% Off

Graphic Sketching Set

by Derwent

Every pencil you need

From $13.59

Art Answers Series

by Barron's

Expert answers to the questions every artist asks.

From $19.99

Surface Treatment Workshop

by North Light

Explore 45 techniques for new surface textures.

From $12.79

The Paint Book

by Aurum

Loads of things you can make or do with paint.

From $4.71

Deal of the Week
(valid thru Nov 1)

Artists' Deep Edge Linen Canvas

by Winsor & Newton

12 in. x 24 in.

Greater strength and durability

  Artists' Deep Edge Linen Canvas

List: $64.49
Non-Member: $22.57
65% OFF
VIP Member: $16.12
75% OFF

Latest Product Reviews

I use every day in my studio. I have tried other tapes but none compare with the 3M brand.
- Joseph in Michigan in Michigan
This makes an excellent glazing medium since you can see what it looks like immediately upon application. The slow drying is a plus when using it for glazing.
- Jesse McCormick in Webb City, MO
I have had wonderful success with R&F encaustics. They melt and move just as I ask for wonderful pictures. I am working on a water picture now.
- JoAnna P. in San Diego,CA

Free Download for Kids

Download free coloring book pages Download FREE
coloring book
pages to color at
home or school.

View Pages »

Please wait...
Please wait...