10/3/08

Caspar David Friedrich, The Cemetery Gate (The Churchyard)


Kunsthalle, Bremen

Date: 1825-30
Technique: Oil on canvas, 31 x 25 cm

A symbolic and heavy sadness lies over this painting. At an exhibition mounted by the Bremer Kunst-Verein in 1833, the painting bore the title Priessnitz Churchyard near Dresden. Friedrich and Dahl are known to have made drawings of this cemetery in 1824.

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