Caspar David Friedrich was born #onthisday in 1774. This woodcut by the German artist is part of a series of compositions showing scenes of mourning http://ow.ly/B8PSg
"I am not so weak as to submit to the demands of the age when they go against my convictions. I spin a cocoon around myself; let others do the same. I shall leave it to time to show what will come of it: a brilliant butterfly or maggot."
—Caspar David Friedrich