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Monastery Graveyard In The Snow, Caspar David Friedrich's chilling allegorical vision of a Gothic ruin was painted between 1817 and 1819 and aptly characterizes the artist's highly symbolic and anti-classical style. The most prominent German artist of the early nineteenth-century, Friedrich's take on the dominant themes of the Romantic movement is an idiosyncratically contemplative one, situating the trials and tribulations of the individuals firmly in an equally fraught landscape. Monastery Graveyard In The Snow is a mystic reproduction of monastic life, a common theme in Friedrich's work. The teetering remnants of the ruined cloister are matched by the ominous parallels of the oak-trees and construct an architecture that unifies the man-made and the natural. Yet the artist does not situate the solemn procession as a naturalized element of the German countryside, instead Friedrich's is a stark criticism of Protestantism that many Romanticists believed was responsible for the sorry state of their contemporary Germany.
Beginning in literature with the 'Sturm und Drang' movement, Romanticism was born in Friedrich's Germany, then a scattering of states that would not achieve unity until 1871. Following the ravages of the Protestant Reformation and the Thirty-Years War that devastated the countryside, ruined shells of churches littered the landscape as a desolate reminder of the turbulent upheavals of the religious wars. Ironically, Friedrich's Monastery Graveyard In The Snow found itself in Berlin's Nationalgalerie during the Allied bombing of Berlin and, surrounded by the ruins similar to those it depicts, was destroyed in a raid in 1945. Tragically the original of this monumental work can no longer be approached, yet reproductions can give a sense of the disorienting, twisting filigree of the spatial architecture forged by this masterpiece of ritual and deterioration. This claustrophobic, Gothic space eloquently reflected the thematic, stylistic and formal concerns of the German Romantic movement in painting.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Monastery Graveyard In The Snow, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Monastery Graveyard In The Snow that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
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You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service,
meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
If you're considering not framing your painting at all, you may opt for a Gallery Wrap. The term Gallery Wrap refers to the way the canvas is stretched, which is by wrapping it around thick stretcher bars, about 1.5 inch thick, with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars.
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