April 19–August 04, 2024
To the exhibition in Berlin
To commemorate the 250th anniversary of Caspar David Friedrich’s birth, the Alte Nationalgalerie has partnered with the Kupferstichkabinett, another division of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, to present the first major exhibition on the work of the most important painter of German Romanticism in Berlin. Approximately 60 paintings and 50 drawings by Caspar David Friedrich from Germany and abroad will be on display, including many of his most famous works. Such a retrospective is long overdue in Berlin, not only because numerous acquisitions and public exhibitions in the Prussian capital during the artist’s lifetime contributed to his early fame, but also due to the fact that the Alte Nationalgalerie houses one of the world’s largest collections of Friedrich’s paintings. Moreover, the 1906 Deutsche Jahrhundertausstellung in Berlin marked the turning point in Friedrich’s critical legacy, as the forgotten artist was rediscovered by a new generation of viewers.