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Friedrich - A Walk at Dusk 11" x 14" Print

  • Print featuring Friedrich's A Walk at Dusk.

    - 11 x 14 Print

    - Item#: PR71

    His head bowed, 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 Caspar David Friedrich.

    Friedrich was part of the German Romantic movement; his deeply personal and introspective vision addressed Christian themes through analogies based on the cycles of nature. A Walk at Dusk was among a small group of works Friedrich completed before he suffered a debilitating stroke in 1835. The painting embodies both the melancholy he experienced during this period and the consolation he found in the Christian faith.

    A Walk at Dusk 
    Caspar David Friedrich (German, 1774 - 1840)
    about 1830 - 1835
    Oil on canvas
    33.3 × 43.7 cm (13 1/8 × 17 3/16 in.)
    The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles