Dr. Anja Kretschmer: "Romantic Death - The Poetry of Graves in Frederick's Time"

5/4/24 to 10/4/24 in Greifswald

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  • Friday, Oct 4, 202420:00 o'clock
Lecture & Science, Naturally Romantic

Funeral and mourning culture around 1800: an art and cultural history illustrated lecture

Caspar David Friedrich repeatedly dealt with the end of life, which can be clearly seen in his oeuvre. The fact that the funeral culture and conceptions of death of the time are also being addressed in the painter's anniversary year, is therefore only a logical consequence. In an illustrated lecture, art historian Dr. Anja Kretschmer brings to life how death underwent a change in interpretation during the Romantic period. In the course of a transfiguration, death was reinterpreted as an eternally sweet sleep. C. D. Friedrich's paintings make it clear how death and the culture of mourning took on an equally individual and personally intimate image. Kiste e.V. Date: 02.03.2024 Start: 20:00 hrs Admission: 19:30 Admission: 2,- € This event is supported and sponsored by the Hanseatic City of Greifswald, the Office for the 250th Anniversary Year of Caspar David Friedrich and the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

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Event dates
  • Saturday, May 4, 2024 20:00 o'clock
  • Friday, Oct 4, 2024 20:00 o'clock
Event Location

Makarenkostraße 49
17491 Greifswald

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Makarenkostraße 49
17491 Greifswald