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The Sea of Ice - Caspar David Friedrich
The Sea of Ice - Caspar David Friedrich
The Sea of Ice - Caspar David Friedrich
The Sea of Ice - Caspar David Friedrich
The Sea of Ice - Caspar David Friedrich
The Sea of Ice - Caspar David Friedrich
The Sea of Ice - Caspar David Friedrich
The Sea of Ice - Caspar David Friedrich
The Sea of Ice - Caspar David Friedrich
The Sea of Ice - Caspar David Friedrich
The Sea of Ice - Caspar David Friedrich
The Sea of Ice - Caspar David Friedrich
The Sea of Ice - Caspar David Friedrich
The Sea of Ice - Caspar David Friedrich
The Sea of Ice - Caspar David Friedrich
The Sea of Ice - Caspar David Friedrich
The Sea of Ice - Caspar David Friedrich
The Sea of Ice - Caspar David Friedrich
The Sea of Ice - Caspar David Friedrich
The Sea of Ice - Caspar David Friedrich
The Sea of Ice - Caspar David Friedrich
The Sea of Ice - Caspar David Friedrich

The Sea of Ice - Caspar David Friedrich

Caspar David Friedrich likes to paint nature in all its magnificence, but this painting emphasizes its dangerous and implacable side. This sea of raging ice, cut into imposing sharp and protruding blocks, demonstrates a fierce and inflexible power. The eye lingers on the beauty of the colors and on the details, finely enhanced by touches of light, almost forgetting this unlucky ship, whose sinking has created this sumptuous tumult.

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Caspar David Friedrich likes to paint nature in all its magnificence, but this painting emphasizes its dangerous and implacable side. This sea of raging ice, cut into imposing sharp and protruding blocks, demonstrates a fierce and inflexible power. The eye lingers on the beauty of the colors and on the details, finely enhanced by touches of light, almost forgetting this unlucky ship, whose sinking has created this sumptuous tumult.

The artist

Born in Greifswald, Germany, Caspar Friedrich (1774 - 1840), took drawing lessons from a municipal teacher before leaving for Denmark. He joined the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, from 1794 to 1798, to learn Antique and Classical art. He then moved to Dresden, a city in artistic effervescence, where his landscape drawings were highly appreciated. Friedrich even won a prize at the Weimar competition in 1804. He began to paint only in 1807, specializing in romantic landscapes. The artist acquired a solid reputation in the 1810s when his works were purchased by the King of Prussia. At that time he became a member of the Berlin Academy and the Dresden Academy. While his work became a fixture at the Russian Court, Friedrich suffered a stroke that partially paralyzed him and forced him to limit his productivity.
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