Friedrich: A Walk at Dusk

Caspar David Friedrich was a German landscape painter. His work shows allegorical landscapes which typically feature contemplative figures silhouetted against morning or night skies or Gothic ruins. A Walk at Dusk is an oli on canvas painting. In the painting a man walks alone in the silvery, cold moonlit night while contemplating a megalithic tomb and its implicit message of death. It is winter, and all around him nature is dying. Leafless trees loom behind like specters, but a grove of verdant oaks rises through the mist in the background with the promise of life. The waxing moon, high in the sky, also acts as a counterbalance to death, symbolizing Christ and the promise of rebirth for the artist itself.

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Tags: 15_1915_friedrich_awalkatdusk_0347_p14_720.mp4 caspar david friedrich was a german landscape painter. his work shows allegorical landscapes which typically feature contemplative figures silhouetted against morning or night skies or gothic ruins. a walk at dusk is an oli on canvas painting. in the painting a man walks alone in the silvery, cold moonlit night while contemplating a megalithic tomb and its implicit message of death. it is winter, and all around him nature is dying. leafless trees loom behind like specters, but a grove of verdant oaks rises through the mist in the background with the promise of life. the waxing moon, high in the sky, also acts as a counterbalance to death, symbolizing christ and the promise of rebirth for the artist itself.