The Monk by the Sea

Artist: Caspar David Friedrich
Original name: Der Mönch am Meer
Style: Romanticism
Genre: landscape
Date: 1810
Copyright: Public domain

The Monk by the Sea (German: Der Mönch am Meer) 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 (Abtei im Eichwald) in the Berlin Academy exhibition of 1810. On Friedrich's request The Monk by the Sea was hung above The Abbey in the Oakwood.[1]