Mountainscape, Ernst Fries
Ernst Fries
Mountainscape
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Ernst Fries

Mountainscape, 1832


Dimensions
100 x 132 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
1144
Acquisition
Acquired in 1884
Status
Not on display

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Almost too beautiful to be true, an idyllic landscape combines plants from the Mediterranean and the Northern Alpine region. Visible behind a stone bridge and a narrow gorge is a jagged sea of cliffs. The scene follows a classical composition: before our gaze is directed upwards to the summit, it pauses for a moment on the lively foreground painted in warm shades. Here, man and beast are shown in peaceful coexistence - an idealised concept during the Romantic Age. Thanks to his poetic approach to landscape, Fries is regarded as one of the main representatives of Heidelberg Romanticism.

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07.06.2024