Caspar David Friedrich

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Caspar David Friedrich

An iconic landscape painter

This German Romantic landscape painter was one of the most famous of the 19th century. Originally from Sweden but settling in Dresden, Germany, he took inspiration from nature – from the skies, the trees and the mists – to create paintings with an almost spiritual quality.

Caspar David Friedrich paintings are closely based on his real observations but when it comes to capturing the light of a scene, they have a special glow. Treat yourself to a piece of Caspar David Friedrich artwork for your home and you’ll be choosing a little piece of art history – as well as gaining something beautiful to look at every day! Take a look at our collection for some inspiration.

Dreamy landscapes and golden skies

Caspar David Friedrich painted a wide range of landscapes from the coast to the mountains. Sometimes his pieces include human figures, like in ‘The wanderer above the sea fog’ or ‘Chalk cliffs of Rugen’. These figures add interest and intrigue to his works – they get us wondering, “what are they thinking”?

Caspar David Friedrich painted many pure landscapes as well though, with just the beauty of nature as a subject. We love ‘The Lonesome Tree’ with its stark composition and ‘Seashore in moonlight’ with its moody and dramatic dark skies. When it comes to choosing living room pictures, you can’t go wrong with one of these mesmerising landscapes. Caspar David Friedrich also loved to paint ships, which would work really well with a nautical bathroom theme. ‘Views of a harbour’ and ‘Study of a two-master’ are two of the most popular sea-faring choices.

Complement your Caspar David Friedrich print with the right material

Choose the best material for your chosen image and your Caspar David Friedrich print will really shine. The traditional painted style of many of his pieces matches well with stretched cotton canvas – especially if you pair that with an elegant floating frame for some real gallery cool.

 If you have chosen one of Caspar David Friedrich’s more delicate pencil sketches, of a tall ship for example, you might like lightweight Forex foam board. This contemporary material is great at enhancing the small details of a subtle, pale artwork. And don’t worry if you don’t want to splash the cash, our affordable photo paper gives you a great finish, especially if you frame it to increase its longevity.