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Friedrich
by Norbert Wolf


Overview - Sublime stillness: The king of the contemplative landscape The beauty of nature and man s loneliness are dominant themes in the work ofCaspar David Friedrich(1774-1840). The artist often places a small human figure in a broad landscape, as in his famous paintingsMonk by the SeaandThe Wanderer above the Sea of Fog.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Sublime stillness: The king of the contemplative landscape The beauty of nature and man s loneliness are dominant themes in the work ofCaspar David Friedrich(1774-1840). The artist often places a small human figure in a broad landscape, as in his famous paintingsMonk by the SeaandThe Wanderer above the Sea of Fog. For a long time the importance and influence of this great Romantic painter were underestimated. When he died, Friedrich had already been forgotten by his contemporaries and was only rediscovered in the early 20th century. Today he is considered to be themost important German painter of his generationand a precursor of Expressionism.Once Friedrich gave the following advice to an artist-college of his who was constricted by academic rules: Shut your physical eye so that you first see your painting with your spiritual eye. Then bring to light what you saw in the dark so that it has an effect on others, shining inwards from outside. In other words, concentration and not imitation, essence and not frivolous brushwork. About the series: Each book in TASCHEN s Basic Art series features: a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importance a concise biography approximately 100 illustrations with explanatory captions "

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9783836560719
  • ISBN-10: 3836560712
  • Publisher: Taschen
  • Publish Date: October 2015
  • Page Count: 96
  • Dimensions: 10.4 x 8.5 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds


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