The Woman at the Window - A Life at the Side of Caspar David Friedrich

9/3/24 in Greifswald

© Gmeiner Verlag

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  • Tuesday, Sep 3, 202419:00 o'clock
Literature, Naturally Romantic

Author reading with Dr. Birgit Poppe

Caroline Bommer is 24 years old in Dresden in 1818 when she marries Caspar David Friedrich, who is 20 years her senior. She had known the painter since childhood; he was a family friend whom she had always admired. "Line", as Friedrich tenderly calls his young wife, changes the bachelor's life dramatically, which also has an impact on his art. But after the happy beginning of their marriage, their exciting honeymoon with a visit to the chalk cliffs on Rügen and the birth of their children, Caroline experiences both joyful and sorrowful times. The author Dr. Birgit Poppe from Bochum recounts this in her new book, from which she reads passages and also shows some pictures. The art historian has been organizing art and cultural history events for more than 30 years, focusing on the eras from Romanticism to Expressionism, as well as the biographies of artists. Her books include the illustrated volumes "Ich bin Ich. Die Frauen des Blauen Reiter", "Franz Marc - Liebe, Leidenschaft und Avantgarde" and "Spitzweg und seine Zeit". With the novel "The Woman at the Window", she offers a new look at the famous Romantic landscape painter as a husband and family man and describes the life of a woman in the first half of the 19th century. Admission 4 EUR I 3 EUR reduced

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Event dates
  • Tuesday, Sep 3, 2024 19:00 o'clock
Event Location

Knopfstraße 18-20
17489 Greifswald

03834 8536-4477
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Knopfstraße 18-20
17489 Greifswald

03834 8536-4477