Caspar David Friedrich's back figures and the consequences

5/11/24 in Greifswald


The next dates:

  • Saturday, May 11, 202415:00 - 17:00 clock
Lecture & Science

Lecture by Walter Baumgartner

The Romantic painter Caspar David Friedrich was forgotten around 1900. The Norwegian Andreas Aubert triggered his comeback. Friedrich's most striking pictorial idea, "The Wanderer above the Sea of Fog", is considered an icon. Aubert's friend Theodor Kittelsen used the motif for a painting of the fairytale hero Askeladden in 1911 - mysteriously, "The Wanderer" has only been known since around 1950. The attempt to solve the riddle leads to an exciting series of "Wanderer" echoes in art and their various functions.

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This event is free of charge.

Event dates
  • Saturday, May 11, 2024 15:00 - 17:00 clock
Event Location

St. Spiritus Greifswald

Lange Straße 49/51 49/51
17489 Greifswald

Contact the organiser

Cultural Association Nordic Sound e.V.

Ernst-Lohmeyer-Platz 3
17489 Greifswald


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