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Chalk Cliffs on Rügen c. 1818. The painting by Caspar David Friedrich

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Chalk Cliffs on Rügen c. 1818

Chalk Cliffs on Rügen is a beautiful 90.5 × 71 cm (35.6 × 27.9 in) oil on canvas by Caspar David Friedrich. Chalk Cliffs on Rügen belongs to the Kunst Museum Winterthur – Reinhart am Stadtgarten and was painted in 1818. That year was a happy one for Caspar David Friedrich. The painter’s career had taken off for some time now, especially after his association with the author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, who had met Friedrich ten years before and promoted his career. Moreover, in 1818 David Friedrich married his wife Caroline Bommer at the beginning of the year. During a visit to the city Neubrandenburg on their honeymoon, they visit the island Rügen, which is depicted in this incredible artwork.

Chalk Cliffs on Rügen was painted in a large-sized vertical canvas, a format that Friederich explored intimately during the 1810s. In this landscape, Friedrich placed the point of view of the painting very high, emphasizing the size of the trees and painting keeping the figures small, contrasting the human size with the immensity of the scenery. Employing this method, Friedrich enlarged, even more, his landscapes, giving the viewer a sense of scale through the tiny characters. Emphasizing the small size of the figures was also a way to achieve the sublime, a shared aesthetic interest of Romanticism that dealt with the sensation of immensity and inexplicability.

The place depicted in the picture is the Stubbenkammer, a national park that has enormous chalk cliffs. This place is one of the most famous islands, but it was probably based on a series of different sketches the painter created while there, a standard method he used to prepare for full paintings. Bending, close to the picture’s center, is a man that is supposed to be Friedrich himself, with his hat off, revering nature. Another man is lying against a tree to his right side, with his arms crossed. Finally, to his left side is a woman with a beautiful red dress, who stands for Caroline Bommer.

In different ways, the three figures are contemplating the large, sublime view. Their different expressions and positions show a different attitude towards nature, but all three seem entranced. The white cliffs extend from the left and right corners, going to the center of the picture and leading to the sea. Two massive trees also extend from each side and meet at the top, making a frame around the figures and complementing the hills.

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Chalk Cliffs on Rügen c. 1818

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