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Caspar David Friedrich
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"Close your bodily eye, so that you may see your picture first with the spiritual eye. Then bring to the light of day that which you have seen in the darkness so that it may react upon others from the outside inwards. Painters train themselves in inventing or, as they call it, composing. Does not that mean perhaps, in other words that they train themselves in patching and mending? A picture must not be invented but felt. Observe the form exactly, both the smallest and the large and do not separate the small from the large, but rather the trivial from the important."

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Abbey in an Oak Forest
Adolf Gottlieb Friedrich, Reading
Boats in the Harbour at Evening
Capuchin Friar By The Sea
Cemetery at Dusk
Chalk Cliffs on Rügen
City at Moonrise
Cloister Graveyard in the Snow
Cross in the Mountains
Dolmen in the Snow
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