Mountains in the Rising Fog, Caspar David Friedrich
Caspar David Friedrich
Mountains in the Rising Fog
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Caspar David Friedrich

Mountains in the Rising Fog, ca. 1835


Dimensions
34.9 x 48.5 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
1821
Acquisition
Acquired in 1927
Status
Not on display

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About the Work

Here, the background is literally to the fore. Past the ridge of hills and the valley, our gaze comes to rest on a range of mountains. It was the Rosenberg in Bohemian Switzerland that provided the motif for this painting – one of Friedrich’s last. Heinrich von Kleist enthused about the Alpine region in 1801: “Formed of the most beautiful lines, as if angels had played in the sand”. In his paintings, Friedrich combined the objectively seen with the subjectively felt. Nature was the pool of motifs he drew from to compose his romantic landscapes.

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Mountains in the Rising Fog
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Physical Description
Oil on canvas
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Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Acquisition
Acquired in 1927

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25.01.2021