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Caspar David Friedrich: Art for a new era
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Caspar David Friedrich (born Greifswald, 1774 – died Dresden, 1840) embodies Romantic art like few other painters. On the occasion of the 250th anniversary of his birth, the Hamburger Kunsthalle presented more than 60 of his paintings, including several key works and about 100 drawings.

The exhibition thus offered the most comprehensive overview of his art in many years. Central to his work is a new kind of relationship between the human and nature.

In the early 19th century Friedrich initiated a new movement in art, making the landscape genre Kunst für eine neue Zeit, “Art for a new era.” The visitor to the exhibition comes into contact with the decisive connection between humanity and nature expressed in his works, especially topical currently as climate change and environmental destruction touch the existence of us all.
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