press release

The exhibition “Dahl and Friedrich. Romantic Landscapes” is a collaboration between the National Museum in Oslo and the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, where it will be shown in 2015.

Johan Christian Dahl (1788–1857) and Caspar David Friedrich (1774–1840) both taught at the Academy of Fine Art in Dresden, with each in his own way adding a new dimension to romantic landscape painting. This is the first time that paintings and drawings by these two artists have been presented in one and the same exhibition.

The spontaneity and realism of Dahl’s paintings contrasts with the more contemplative themes of Friedrich’s works, which often carry religious overtones.

H.M. Queen Sonja is the patron of the exhibition.