Caspar David Friedrich: Art for a New Age

ISBN: 9780500028339
Artist(s): Caspar David Friedrich
Format: paperback
Year published: 25 April 2024
Publisher: Thames and Hudson
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 496
Illustrations: Illustrated in colour throughout


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Caspar David Friedrich (1774–1840) is renowned as the Romantic painter par excellence, his works icons of an age of major social upheaval. His landscape paintings and drawings broke with traditional patterns of representation, and paved new ways of both experiencing and reflecting on the ambivalent relationship between humankind and nature.

Accompanying the most comprehensive Friedrich retrospective in many years, this catalogue re-examines the artist’s groundbreaking work in light of the urgent challenges in a time of climate crisis and postcolonial reflection. It centres on more than sixty paintings, among them many major iconic works, and about 100 drawings.


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