Caspar David Friedrich - Quotes

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The painter should paint not only what he has in front of him, but also what he sees inside himself. ---->>>

I have to stay alone in order to fully contemplate and feel nature. ---->>>

Close your bodily eye, that you may see your picture first with the eye of the spirit. Then bring to light what you have seen in the darkness, that its effect may work back, from without to within. ---->>>

If he sees nothing within, then he should stop painting what is in front of him. ---->>>


Nationality: German
Born: September 5, 1774
Die: May 7, 1840
Occupation: Artist

Caspar David Friedrich (5 September 1774 – 7 May 1840) was a 19th-century German Romantic landscape painter, generally considered the most important German artist of his generation. He is best known for his mid-period allegorical landscapes which typically feature contemplative figures silhouetted against night skies, morning mists, barren trees or Gothic or megalithic ruins (wikipedia)