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Subjects : Landscape
Keywords : 19th century, Romanticism, crow, dead wood, grass, hill, mystery, seaside, tree, trunk, twilight
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L'Arbre aux corbeaux

Ravens on a Tree or The Raven Tree (German: Krähen auf einem Baum) is a painting by the German painter Caspar David Friedrich, produced in 1822. The painting is an oil on canvas, measuring 54 cm high by 71 cm wide. In the foreground we can see trees lying down, distorted by the wind and devoid of leaves. In the centre, a large tree rises to the top of the painting: its branches have more and more branches, its shape is not regular, it is sinuous. To the left of the painting is a stretch of water. In the background is a cloudy sky. In terms of colour, there is a gradation: the lower part is dark, while the upper part is a light shade of pastel pink. The bare trees, the crows and the dark colours of the lower part of the painting symbolise death. In the background, the sky represents freedom and life after death. On earth, in its natural state, death is omnipresent, while the light coming from the sky illustrates the hope of a propitious afterlife "This painting illustrates the Romantic movement to which the painter belonged. Caspar David Friedrich painted Crows on a Tree in 1822. In the Dictionnaire amoureux du Louvre (Paris, Plon, 2007), we find the following anecdote: "Between 1940 and 1945, The Raven Tree was exhibited at the Folkwang Museum in Essen. Its owners, a Jewish family who had emigrated to the United States, recovered it after the war. In 1975, on the death of one of the family's descendants, the painting was put up for sale on the express condition that it would [...]


This artwork is a painting from the classical period. It belongs to the romanticism style.


« L'Arbre aux corbeaux » is kept at Musée du Louvre, Paris, France.


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