With both painters, the subject comes across as quite unagitated. The motifs are at rest within themselves and radiate an inner contemplation and deep stillness. They invite the viewer to linger and dream - to pause and take a deep breath. Most of the pictures seem to have fallen out of time and to be right in the middle of it. For the longing for silence and connection with nature, for infinity, which Caspar David Friedrich also sought, is as old as mankind. The artists' pictures mostly do without people and only give "references" to civilisation. The "simplicity" of the pictures refers to the return of people to their roots and the core of their being. This expression can also be found in the paintings of Caspar David Friedrich and can be marvelled at in magnificent compositions.