Caspar David Friedrich Art for a New Age

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Caspar David Friedrich Art for a New Age

Published on February 15, 2024

To mark what would have been the 250th birthday of Caspar David Friedrich (b. 1774 – d. 1840), the Hamburger Kunsthalle is presenting the anniversary exhibition Caspar David Friedrich - Art for a New Age. The most comprehensive show in many years devoted to the foremost artist of German Romanticism is a thematic retrospective comprising over 60 paintings, among them a number of iconic key works, as well as around 100 drawings and selected works by Friedrich’s artist friends. The main theme is the new relationship between human and nature evoked in Friedrich’s landscapes. In the first third of the nineteenth century, the artist broke new ground as he transformed the landscape genre into “art for a new age”. The enduring fascination of Friedrich’s oeuvre will be illustrated in a separate section of the exhibition that looks at his influence on contemporary art. Works by some 20 artists from Germany and abroad spanning various genres and media reveal diverse approaches to Friedrich’s central theme – how people deal with their environment.

The exhibition takes place at the Hamburger Kunsthalle, 5 Glockengiesserwall, Hamburg 20095, Germany from December 15, 2023 – April 1, 2024.

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