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Exhibition October 15, 2020 − February 7, 2021

Caspar David Friedrich and the Dusseldorf School of Painting

During his life, Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840) had a fascinating relationship with representatives of landscape painting in Dusseldorf.

The artistic exchange was characterized by contrasts and criticism, as well as amazing correspondences. In the mid-30s, Frederick's work was increasingly clouded at the Dusseldorf School of Painting. On theexhibition, which has about 120 works, presents a change in taste from romanticism to the birth of realism. For the first time, Saxon landscape painting enters into dialogue with the works of the Dusseldorf School of Painting.

About 60 works of Frederick are presented along with the works of his Dresden friends and artists, such as Karl Gustav Carus (1789–1869), Ludwig Richter (1803–1884) and Ernst Ferdinand Oyem (1797–1855). The main works of the representative of Düsseldorf Karl Friedrich Lessing (1808–1880), Andreas Aachenbach (1815–1910) and Johann Wilhelm Schirmer (1807–1863) are compared.