OIL PAINTING: Graveyard under Snow, 1826
A symbolic and heavy sadness lies over the Graveyard under Snow by Friedrich. We are now looking from inside the cemetery across the grave to the open gate, which is surrounded by a latticework of bare branches. The stormy sky is dead and empty. The open grave in the foreground has prompted much speculation. Some have suggested that Graveyard under Snow is intended as the future resting-place of the artist.