“Ships in the evening port,” Caspar David Friedrich – overview of the painting
- Posted by Caspar David Friedrich
- Museum: Dresden Gallery
- Year: Around 1828
Overview of the painting :
Ships in the evening port – Caspar David Friedrich. Around 1828. Oil on canvas. 76.5×88.2
Many paintings by Caspar Friedrich, even simple landscapes, contain some profound meaning, the key to understanding which is contained in the literary statements of the artist or the judgments of his contemporaries.
Frederick was in kind, highly turned inside himself, unusually melancholy. One of the provisions of the artist’s credo of the master said that you need to write a picture based on the fact that the artist sees not only in front of him, but also in himself. If he sees nothing in himself, then he should not write what is in front of him. True art is also because of the art that its works, born of the imagination of a creator, appeal to the imagination of the viewer. This picture is just such an example.