The Greatest Works of German Romanticist Artwork

List of famous German Romanticism artwork, listed alphabetically with photos when available. The German Romanticism movement was an awakening in the world of art, producing new types of paintings and sculptures that the world had never seen before. This is a list of the most popular German Romanticism art pieces, so art enthusiasts will likely recognize the names of the famous artists who created these pieces. These renowned pieces of German Romanticism artwork are showcased in museums all over the world, so if you can't afford an expensive vacation then this list is a great substitute for seeing fine German Romanticism art. In the chance that pictures of these historic German Romanticism works of art aren't available, you can click on the name of the piece for more information.

List features pieces like Moonrise Over the Sea, Wreck in the Ice-sea, and many more

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  • Wanderer above the Sea of Fog
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    Wanderer above the Sea of Fog, also known as Wanderer Above the Mist, is an oil painting composed in 1818 by the German Romantic artist Caspar David Friedrich. It currently resides in the Kunsthalle Hamburg in Hamburg, Germany.
    • Artist: Caspar David Friedrich
    • Subject: Mountain, Caspar David Friedrich, Fog
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Romanticism, German Romanticism
  • The Monk by the Sea
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    The Monk by the Sea is an oil painting by the German Romantic artist Caspar David Friedrich. It was painted between 1808 and 1810 in Dresden and was first shown together with the painting The Abbey in the Oakwood in the Berlin Academy exhibition of 1810. On Friedrich's request The Monk by the Sea was hung above The Abbey in the Oakwood. After the exhibition both pictures were bought by king Frederick Wilhelm III for his collection. Today the paintings hang side by side in the Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin. For its lack of concern with creating the illusion of depth—which had been a traditional aspect of landscape painting—The Monk by the Sea was Friedrich's most radical composition. The ...more
    • Artist: Caspar David Friedrich
    • Genres (Art): Landscape art
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: German Romanticism
  • Mountain Landscape with Rainbow
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    Mountain Landscape with Rainbow, is an oil painting by the German Romantic artist Caspar David Friedrich. Like the Riesengebirge Landscape this painting was inspired by Friedrich's 1809 travels through Germany and along the shores of the Baltic Sea. The observation of nature in his travels allowed Friedrich to compose a universal, idyllic landscape that is visionary rather than literal. In the foreground a wayfarer has stopped to rest. He turns his gaze to the background, where a black abyss opens up. In those depths a few mountains can be glimpsed. Above the landscape, a rainbow forms in the waning light. In Friedrich's oeuvre, paintings with a sharp contrast between the foreground and ...more
    • Artist: Caspar David Friedrich
    • Genres (Art): Landscape art
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: German Romanticism
  • The Abbey in the Oakwood
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    The Abbey in the Oakwood is an oil painting by Caspar David Friedrich. It was painted between 1809 and 1810 in Dresden and was first shown together with the painting The Monk by the Sea in the Berlin Academy exhibition of 1810. On Friedrich's request The Abbey in the Oakwood was hung beneath The Monk by the Sea. After the exhibition both pictures were bought by king Frederick Wilhelm III for his collection. Today the paintings hang side by side in the Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin.
    • Artist: Caspar David Friedrich
    • Subject: Eldena Abbey
    • Genres (Art): Landscape art
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: German Romanticism
  • The Cross Beside the Baltic
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    "The Cross Beside the Baltic" (1815) is a painting by German artist Caspar David Friedrich.
    • Artist: Caspar David Friedrich
    • Genres (Art): Landscape art
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: German Romanticism
  • The Heldstein near Rathen
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    "The Heldstein near Rathen" (1808) is a painting by German artist Caspar David Friedrich.
    • Artist: Caspar David Friedrich
    • Genres (Art): Landscape art
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: German Romanticism