Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Caspar David Friedrich Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog

I know that during class we were wondering who the man was that Friedrich captured in his renowned painting. The Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog is actually a self-portrait portraying the world from Friedrich's viewpoint. The link further describes Friedrich's inspiration for his painting.

1 comment:

Frank said...

I find it absolutely ridiculous that you actually went and looked this up during your lunch break. Anyway, that interpretation is a pretty good way of looking at the picture I think, because it really does portray an individual encounter with nature. I think it's admirable that the painter (like many other members of the Hudson River School) painted this largely outside the scope of greed or the opinions of others and did it to pour his own emotions onto canvas.