An emotional memorial. The Cemetery Entrance (1825) was

An emotional memorial. The Cemetery Entrance (1825) was

7/2/2021, 9:32:36 PM
An emotional memorial. The Cemetery Entrance (1825) was painted by the German Romantic artist Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840). If you look carefully, you can see two people standing on the left side of the gate. They are almost not visible, but they are essential to the interpretation here. Inside the cemetery is the grave of their deceased child. It was probably commissioned as a memorial by the parents that had to go through this tragic episode in their life. Friedrich never finished the work, however, and he never delivered it to the commissioners. The reason for that is unknown. The prominent gate of the cemetery represents the symbolic barrier between the earthly world and the realm of death. And while this is a grim image, the light that can be seen through the pine trees in the background, and the blue sky, do provide some hope, most likely that the kid would now be in Heaven. If you want to learn more about the work of Caspar David Friedrich, you can check out a video link in my bio about Wanderer above the Sea of Fog he made a few years earlier. #Art #Painting #Artwork #ArtHistory #HistoryofArt #OilPainting #OilonCanvas #FineArts #ArtoftheDay #Cemetery #Death #Grave #Friedrich #Tragic #Memorial #GermanArt #GermanArtist #GermanPainter

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