Caspar David Friedrich: Infinite Landscapes

Title:
Caspar David Friedrich: Infinite Landscapes

Author:
Birgit Verwiebe & Ralph Gleis

Publisher:
Prestel

Marking the 250th anniversary of the painter’s birth, this luxurious exhibition catalogue offers glimpses into the mystery of Friedrich’s largely posthumous popularity as well as the latest research into his training and techniques. Largely ignored during his lifetime, Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840) was a meticulous painter of emotionally evocative landscapes, often featuring solitary figures or groups of people against dramatic scenery. A leading figure of the German Romantic movement, his work has inspired many artists to the present day. The latest research into Friedrich’s technique is also examined, including his early training in Copenhagen, his sketches, preparatory drawings and underdrawings and his unconventional selection and use of pigments. Illustrated with reproductions of 60 paintings, including several iconic works, and 50 drawings, the book offers a completely up to date appreciation of Friedrich’s talent and his status as a pioneer of modern art.

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