Caspar David Friedrich: Painter of stillness and solitude

A figure. Standing in misty mountainous wilds or against turbulent seas. Always with his back to us. This is the image most associated with Caspar David Friedrich.

The German romantic painter Friedrich imagined landscapes of powerful beauty and spirituality from within the limits of his studios. He developed an innovative approach to landscape painting: creating works imbued with mystery and emotion, highlighting nature’s power and dominance over man.

Sadly, Friedrich was misunderstood in his time. Today he is recognised as a true innovator. A painter of stillness and solitude. This talk looks at his poignant works of contemplative figures, twisted, gnarled forests and majestic, lonely landscapes.