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Tree with ravens; the grave mound near the Baltic Sea and the island of Rugen in the distance - Caspar David Friedrich. 59 x 73
In the landscapes of the German romanticism of Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840), realistically written nature is always immeasurably more than just an image of a landscape. It is perceived by the artist as a wonderful manifestation of the mystery of the universe. Frederick's landscapes reflect a mystical interpretation of reality. Nature is a symbol of human life and death.
This canvas is a picturesque elegy of a master reflecting on the transience of time and the brevity of life. Everything is symbolic here and indicates dying. An old drying tree with broken off clumsy and leafless branches is a symbol of a stopped life; swirling crow - usually flying over carrion; The ancient burial mound is someone’s last refuge on the seashore.