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Gothic Windows in the Ruins of the Monastery at Oybin  1828

by Carl Gustav Carus

This church, with its fine Gothic tracery, was founded in 1369, deserted in 1546, and later embraced as a motif by German Romantic artists. Carus visited in August 1820, making a drawing (Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden) that served as a study for the painting. It depicts a vista through two windows—one on either side of the ruined choir—toward a pale morning sky and di...
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art