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Caspar David Friedrich
Caspar David
 Friedrich
1774−1840
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Light or dark, open or closed – the window opening as an architectural element in the paintings of artists serves not only as the background or accent of the composition, but also as a metaphor for hope, change, and step into the unknown. Let's look at the painters' windows and find out what symbols they reveal!

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Caspar David Friedrich. Landscape
Caspar David Friedrich. Landscape
Caspar David Friedrich. Landscape
Caspar David Friedrich. Landscape
Caspar David Friedrich. Landscape
Caspar David Friedrich. Landscape
Light or dark, open or closed – the window opening as an architectural element in the paintings of artists serves not only as the background or accent of the composition, but also as a metaphor for hope, change, and step into the unknown. Let's look at the painters' windows and find out what symbols they reveal!

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The most explicit symbol of growth, seasonal death and revival is a tree, which has always meant more than a part of a landscape. Since early times it has become part and parcel of folklore and nowadays a tree for some ethnic groups  is  a totem, a mystical remote ancestor of a tribe. Sacred trees had a magic power innate in their nature. One could assume that some of this magic is inherited by…


Pchelka Mayya
, 6 April 2016 05:03 PM 1
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What work has been done! A little reading up on this subject,once I even saw a book about plants and their meanings in the Bible,but then, for me, was expensive,and now regret not having bought...
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Galina Silina
, 7 April 2016 02:29 AM 0
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In the Tree of life, Klimt a lot of gold ,gold a symbol of wealth and superiority. That's the kind of Klimt ordered to Petersburg
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Symbolic images of human age, young and old, as well as beauty and withering of the human body was the favorite theme of artists in different times. It is worth of paying our special attention to this eternal topic in art, scrutinizing accompanying symbols.

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Caspar David Friedrich. Spruce thickets in the snow
Spruce thickets in the snow
Caspar David Friedrich
1828, 31.3×25.4 cm
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Caspar David Friedrich. A walk at dusk
A walk at dusk
Caspar David Friedrich
1831,
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Caspar David Friedrich. Two men contemplating the moon
Two men contemplating the moon
Caspar David Friedrich
1830, 43.8×34.9 cm
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Caspar David Friedrich. Moonrise over the sea
Caspar David Friedrich. Woman at the window (Karolina Friedrich at the Dresden workshop)
Caspar David Friedrich. Two men contemplating the moon
Caspar David Friedrich. The wanderer above the misty sea
Caspar David Friedrich. On a sailing ship
On a sailing ship
Caspar David Friedrich
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Caspar David Friedrich. Mountain landscape (Small Sturmhaube of Warmbrunn)
Mountain landscape (Small Sturmhaube of Warmbrunn)
Caspar David Friedrich
58×45 cm
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