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The Stages of Life (Die Lebensstufen) by Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840, Germany) | Famous Paintings Reproductions | WahooArt.com

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The Stages of Life (Die Lebensstufen) by Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840, Germany) | Famous Paintings Reproductions | WahooArt.com
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The Stages of Life (Die Lebensstufen) is an allegorical oil painting of 1835 by Caspar David Friedrich. Completed just five years before his death, this picture, like many of his works, forms a meditation both on his own mortality and on the transience of life. The painting is set on a sea shore and shows in the foreground an aged man with his back turned to the viewer, walking towards two adults and two children on a hilltop overlooking a harbour. The figures are echoed by five ships shown in the harbour, each at a different distance from the shore, an allegorical reference to the different stages of human life, to the end of a journey, to the closeness of death. The figures have been identified as Friedrich and his family. The aged man is the artist himself, the small boy is his young son Gustav Adolf, the young girl is his daughter Agnes Adelheid, the older girl is his daughter Emma, and the man in the top hat is his nephew Johann Heinrich. It currently resides in the Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig.





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The Stages of Life (Die Lebensstufen) is an allegorical oil painting of 1835 by Caspar David Friedrich. Completed just five years before his death, this picture, like many of his works, forms a meditation both on his own mortality and on the transience of life. The painting is set on a sea shore and shows in the foreground an aged man with his back turned to the viewer, walking towards two adults and two children on a hilltop overlooking a harbour. The figures are echoed by five ships shown in the harbour, each at a different distance from the shore, an allegorical reference to the different stages of human life, to the end of a journey, to the closeness of death. The figures have been identified as Friedrich and his family. The aged man is the artist himself, the small boy is his young son Gustav Adolf, the young girl is his daughter Agnes Adelheid, the older girl is his daughter Emma, and the man in the top hat is his nephew Johann Heinrich. It currently resides in the Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig.
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