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<i>Das Eismeer</i> – Caspar David Friedrich and the North

Author(s): Nina Hinrichs

Journal: Nordlit : Tidsskrift i litteratur og kultur
ISSN 1503-2086

Issue: 23;
Start page: 131;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Kunst | Caspar David Friedrich | Das Eismeer

The German Romantic painter Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840) created the work of art Das Eismeer in the years 1823/24. Besides his painting Mönch am Meer it is his most radical painting. It depicts a dramatic and grim subject: A shipwreck in the Arctic Sea. According to different cultural, historical and social contexts there have been many different interpretations of his painting since it was produced.
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