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Caspar David Friedrich

Easter Morning

Circa 1828-1835
Oil on canvas, 43.7 x 34.4 cm (detail)

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Contrasting with our dominance and use of nature, German romanticism takes a contemplative view of humans’ relationship with the natural world. According to Caspar David Friedrich – one of the leading exponents of this painting style – art acted as a link between an imposing natural world and humans who are both overawed and attracted by it.

Caspar David Friedrich

Easter Morning

Circa 1828-1835
Oil on canvas, 43.7 x 34.4 cm (detail)

AUDIO GUIDE


Contrasting with our dominance and use of nature, German romanticism takes a contemplative view of humans’ relationship with the natural world. According to Caspar David Friedrich – one of the leading exponents of this painting style – art acted as a link between an imposing natural world and humans who are both overawed and attracted by it.
Connecting with nature

Friedrich has painted the three women with their backs to the viewer so that nature takes centre stage and showing how we connect with it. Humans are treated as just another part of nature, at harmony and blending with their surroundings, highlighting how much our lives depend on it.

Human beings, just another part of nature
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