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Topics: Landscape

Date: 1800

Size: 32 x 45 cm

Museum: National Gallery (London, United Kingdom)

Technique: Oil On Canvas

Friedrich combined landscape motifs with religious symbolism, and this picture represents the hope for salvation through the Christian faith. In the foreground a crippled man has abandoned his crutches and sits against a rock with his hands raised in prayer before a crucifix. The rocks and evergreen trees may be interpreted as symbols of faith, and the visionary Gothic cathedral emerging from the mist evokes the promise of life after death. There is a second version of this picture in the Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Dortmund.

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