Caspar David Friedrich at the MET in 2025

April 5 2024

Image of Caspar David Friedrich at the MET in 2025

Picture: MET

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York have announced that they will be hosting the first-ever exhibition in the US dedicated to Caspar David Friedrich in 2025.

According to the museum's website:

Presented in honor of the 250th anniversary of Friedrich’s birth in 2024, Caspar David Friedrich: The Soul of Nature is the first comprehensive exhibition dedicated to the artist held in the United States. Organized in cooperation with the Alte Nationalgalerie of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, and Hamburger Kunsthalle, with unprecedented loans from more than 30 lenders in Europe and North America, the exhibition will present approximately 75 works by Friedrich. Oil paintings, finished drawings, and working sketches from every phase of the artist’s career, along with select examples by his contemporaries, will illuminate how Friedrich developed a symbolic vocabulary of landscape motifs to convey the personal and existential meanings that he discovered in nature. The exhibition will situate Friedrich’s art within the tumultuous politics and vibrant culture of 19th-century German society and, by extension, highlight the role of German Romanticism in shaping modern perceptions of the natural world.

The show will run from 8th February 2025 until 11th May 2025.

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