A wine harvest with letters by Caspar David Friedrich to mark the 250th anniversary of his birth with Marie-Luise Gunst and Stefan Hasselmann
"Writing (...) a dangerous thing for me..." wrote Caspar David Friedrich in one of his letters in 1815 and "I feel, with pen in hand, like someone who has fallen into a deep swamp...".
Even though Friedrich clearly preferred painting to writing, his correspondence provides deep insights into the thoughts, feelings and work of the Romantic master. But his family, patrons, critics and supporters also have their say, broadening our view of the artist's multifaceted work with their replies and correspondence. In particular, however, this reading makes Caspar David Friedrich the man more tangible, with all his doubts, dreams and hopes. Like the painter himself, the reading paints an intimate portrait of his biography and fills the canvas of Caspar David Friedrich's life with words rather than colors.