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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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The Oaktree in the Snow
The Riesengebirge
The Ruins of Eldena
The Sea of Ice
The Sisters on the Balcony
The Tree of Crows
The Watzmann
Two Men Contemplating the Moon
View from the Painter's Studio
View of a Harbour
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