In the Alte Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Visiting the Alte Nationalgalerie in Berlin? Make sure to see these works.

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Caspar David Friedrich, <em>Solitary Tree</em> (or <em>Lone Tree</em>)
Caspar David Friedrich, Solitary Tree (or Lone Tree)

An ancient, gnarled tree, not the shepherd at its base, is the protagonist of Friedrich’s landscape.

Caspar David Friedrich, <em>Woman at a Window</em>
Caspar David Friedrich, Woman at a Window

The woman in this painting invites us to share the view out her shuttered window, but leaves us to wonder about her thoughts.

Arnold Böcklin, <em>Self-Portrait with Death Playing the Fiddle</em>
Arnold Böcklin, Self-Portrait with Death Playing the Fiddle

“Everything is illusory and death comes for us all!” proclaims this cheerful self-portrait.

Caspar David Friedrich, <em>Abbey in the Oak Forest</em>
Caspar David Friedrich, Abbey in the Oak Forest

A medieval abbey in ruins, within an ancient forest that predates—and will outlast—man’s creations.

Édouard Manet, <em>In the Conservatory</em>
Édouard Manet, In the Conservatory

The greenery surrounding this couple is lush and exotic, but it’s clear that there’s trouble in paradise.

Hannah Höch, <em>Cut with the Kitchen Knife Dada Through the Last Weimar Beer-Belly Cultural Epoch of Germany</em>
Hannah Höch, Cut with the Kitchen Knife Dada Through the Last Weimar Beer-Belly Cultural Epoch of Germany

This chaotic montage features the “Where’s Waldo?” of artistic signatures, but its subject matter is no joke.

Caspar David Friedrich, <em>Monk by the Sea</em>
Caspar David Friedrich, Monk by the Sea

In a century obsessed with conquering nature, Friedrich paints a humble reminder of man’s limitations.