Leipzig presents German Romantics

The Museum der bildenden Künste shows: Caspar David Friedrich and the Düsseldorf Romanticists

The exhibition Caspar David Friedrich and the Düsseldorf Romanticists will open at the Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig on 9 October 2021. For the first time, around 120 paintings will juxtapose the work of Caspar David Friedrich with the works of his artistic colleagues and rivals of the Dresden and Düsseldorf Romanticists.

October 08, 2021

On 9 October 2021, the Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig will open the exhibition Caspar David Friedrich and the Düsseldorf Romanticists, which will examine the background to Friedrich's initial success and subsequent long-lasting failure. Until 9 January 2022, around 60 works by the artist will be exhibited in the museum, including important loaned international ones. They will be shown together with the works of various Dresden painters, including Carl Gustav Carus, Ludwig Richter and Ernst Ferdinand Oehme, as well as some Düsseldorf painters, including Andreas and Oswald Achenbach and Carl Friedrich Lessing. With a total of 120 paintings and drawings, the exhibition offers the first ever confrontation of Caspar David Friedrich's work with that of his artistic colleagues and competitors of the Romantic period, and enables a direct comparison between the artistic positions of the aforementioned artists.

Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840), born in Greifswald on 5 September, is one of the most important painters of German Romanticism. His art was influenced by the many socio-political upheavals of his time, such as the collapse of the Holy Roman Empire or Napoleon's wars of liberation. After artistic successes in his twenties and thirties, Friedrich's art was increasingly considered controversial, was supplanted by the works of the Düsseldorf School of Painting, and fell into oblivion for the time being after his death. Forty years after his passing, the Norwegian art historian Andreas Aubert rediscovered it.Art.Salon

Werke von Caspar David Friedrich

Caspar David Friedrich - A Bohemian landscape with a cross in a field, and mountains beyond
Auction
Old Master & British Drawings
January 2022
Christies, New York (Online Auction)
Est.: 150.000 - 250.000 USD
Realised: not available
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Caspar David Friedrich - Hofmusikanten in Greifswald / Landschaft mit Steinbrücke und zerfallenem Torbogen
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Kunst des 19. Jahrhunderts
December 2021
Ketterer, München
Est.: 20.000 - 20.000 EUR
Realised: 125.000 EUR
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Caspar David Friedrich - German landschaft Mit Gebirgsee, Morgen (Landscape With Mountain Lake, Morning)
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19th Century European Paintings
December 2018
Sothebys, London
Est.: 2.000.000 - 3.000.000 GBP
Realised: 2.530.000 GBP
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Caspar David Friedrich - German sonnenblick Im Riesengebirge (Sunburst In The Riesengebirge)
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19th Century European Paintings
December 2018
Sothebys, London
Est.: 500.000 - 700.000 GBP
Realised: 2.170.000 GBP
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Caspar David Friedrich - A Gothic brick building and two studies of trees
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Old Master & British Drawings & Watercolours
July 2018
Christies, London
Est.: 70.000 - 100.000 GBP
Realised: 212.500 GBP
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Caspar David Friedrich - „Mittelgebirgslandschaft“.
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Frühjahrsauktionen 2018 - Kunst des 19. Jahrhunderts
May 2018
Grisebach
Est.: 200.000 - 300.000 EUR
Realised: 250.000 EUR
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Caspar David Friedrich - „Böhmische Landschaft (Hügellandschaft)“.
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Frühjahrsauktionen 2018 - Kunst des 19. Jahrhunderts
May 2018
Grisebach
Est.: 90.000 - 120.000 EUR
Realised: 112.500 EUR
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Caspar David Friedrich - „Blick auf Meißen“.
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Herbstauktionen 2017 - Kunst des 19. Jahrhunderts
November 2017
Grisebach
Est.: 120.000 - 140.000 EUR
Realised: 76.923 EUR
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Caspar David Friedrich - Landschaft mit Wehr
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Alte Kunst
May 2017
Lempertz, Cologne
Est.: 40.000 - 50.000 EUR
Realised: 43.400 EUR
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Caspar David Friedrich - „Selbstbildnis“.
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Frühjahrsauktionen 2017 - Kunst des 19. Jahrhunderts
May 2017
Grisebach
Est.: 50.000 - 70.000 EUR
Realised: 62.500 EUR
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