German Romantic painter Caspar David Friedrich created The Oak Tree in the Snow in 1828.
Friedrich typical themes included the solitary consciousness and absorption in nature. In this natural scene in which a blasted and winter oak tree stands out from the snow, we are reminded of the trials of life – the tree is gnarled and severed in several places. Yet the tree stands tall awaiting the spring.
Caspar David Friedrich’s The Oak Tree in the Snow is in the Alte Nationalgalerie in Berlin, Germany.