By Joseph Leo Koerner
Caspar David Friedrich (1774–1840) is heralded because the maximum painter of the Romantic move in Germany, and Europe’s first really sleek artist. His mysterious and depression landscapes, usually peopled with lonely wanderers, are experiments in a extensively subjective creative perspective—one within which, as Freidrich wrote, the painter depicts now not “what he sees prior to him, yet what he sees inside him.” This vulnerability of the person whilst faced with nature turned one of many key tenets of the Romantic aesthetic.
Now on hand in a compact, obtainable structure, this fantastically illustrated publication is the main entire account ever released in English of 1 of the main interesting and influential nineteenth-century painters.
“This is a version of interpretative artwork heritage, taking in a great deal of German Romantic philosophy, yet based constantly at the rapid event of the image. . . . it really is infrequent to discover a pupil so evidently in sympathy together with his subject.”—Independent