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British Novel: Friedrich

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Michelle Nguyen

on 21 March 2013

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Caspar David Friedrich By Sonia Kapoor & Michelle Nguyen The Wanderer above the Mists
1817-18 Feelings About the Painting Opinion: The End Bibliography Significance of Picture Composition: Structure Composition: Design Composition:Color Background Information Examples of Other Works Background Information Caspar David Friedrich Life: Philosophy *employed a slightly brighter choice of colors than usual
*blues and pinks are used for the sky
*the mountain and rocks a mixture
*figure was painted with a dark green coat, the typical German attire at the time Oil on canvas: 94.8 x 74.8 cm
Kunsthalle, Hamburg
c. 1818

*used Elbsandsteingebirge, in Saxony and Bohemia as inspiration because really loved the beauty of his homeland
*used his amazing ability to pull a spiritual feel from landscapes in all of his paintings
*man stands on the rocky bluff, looking over dense fog and rock spires in the valleys and distant mountains and peaks
*Banks of clouds can be seen in the distance
*From beneath the rock, light seems to be somehow illuminating the fog *figure's back to viewer-->a device intended to invite the viewer to look at the world through the lens of the artist's own personal perception *an important piece back then but it still is now
*truly does seem to signify Byronic hero
*scenery is very beautiful
*amazing how Friedrich was able to capture nature in this way Works Cited
"Caspar David Friedrich - Biography." Caspar David Friedrich in the Hamburger Kunsthalle, 7. October till 28. January. Hamburger Kunsthalle, n.d. Web. 21 Mar. 2013. <http://www.hamburger-kunsthalle.de/friedrich/html/en_biographie.html>.
"Caspar David Friedrich Biography." Caspar David Friedrich The Complete Works. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Mar. 2013. <http://www.caspardavidfriedrich.org/biography.html>.
"Caspar David Friedrich, Moonrise over the Sea, 1822, Oil on Canvas Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen Zu Berlin." NGA - Caspar David Friedrich, Moonrise over the Sea, 1822. National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., 2013. Web. 21 Mar. 2013. <http://www.nga.gov/exhibitions/2001/spirit/02_fs.htm>.
"FRIEDRICH, Caspar David." Web Gallery of Art, Image Collection, Virtual Museum, Searchable Database of European Fine Arts (1000-1900). Web Gallery of Art, n.d. Web. 21 Mar. 2013. <http://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/html/f/friedric/2/209fried.html>.
Jones, Edward S. "The End." WCW: Wisdom Creith Without. WordPress, 2012. Web. 21 Mar. 2013. <http://www.wisdomcriethwithout.com/the-end-by-edward-smyth-jones/>.
Magister, Senex. "German Romantic Painter, Etcher, Watercolorist & Draftsman." Caspar David Friedrich. Pagina Artis, n.d. Web. 21 Mar. 2013. <http://hoocher.com/Caspar_David_Friedrich/Caspar_David_Friedrich.htm>.
"Ordo Kalendar." Ordo Kalendar. WordPress.com, 7 May 2011. Web. 21 Mar. 2013. <http://ordokalendar.wordpress.com/2011/05/page/2/>.
Parker, Charley A. "Vasari Classic Artists' Oil Color." Lines and Colors. N.p., 2006. Web. 21 Mar. 2013. <http://www.linesandcolors.com/2006/06/21/caspar-david-friedrich/>.
Pioch, Nicolas. Friedrich, Caspar David. WebMuseum: Paris, 03 Aug. 2002. Web. 21 Mar. 2013. <http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/friedrich/>.
"Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog - Caspar David Friedrich." CASPAR DAVID FRIEDRICH. Restoration Europe - Romanticsm, n.d. Web. 21 Mar. 2013. <http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/his/CoreArt/art/rom_fri_wand.html>.
"Wanderer above the Sea of Fog." Artble: The Home of Passionate Art Lovers. Artble, n.d. Web. 21 Mar. 2013. <http://www.artble.com/artists/caspar_david_friedrich/paintings/wanderer_above_the_sea_of_fog>. *born in Greifswald in 1774
*at age thirteen, his brother, Johann Christoffer, dies trying to save Caspar from drowning while the two were ice-skating
*lives with guilt for rest of life
*at age fourteen, he left for Copenhagen Academy, the most progressive academy of art in Europe at the time, and studied under the best Danish painters of that time period
*1816, Caspar becomes a member of the Royal Academy of Arts in Dresden and marries Caroline Bommer just two years later
*she often appears in many of his paintings but with her back turned to the viewer
*1835, he suffered a stroke, resulting in a paralyzed right hand
*Caspar eventually recovered well enough to paint but two years later he suffered another stroke and was almost completely paralyzed
*1840, he passed away and is buried at the Trinitatis cemetery in Dresden-Johannstadt *his works, depicting an appreciation for spiritualism (which went well with the growing disillusionment of an over-materialistic society) came to light and an immediate sensation, earning him awards and fame.
*Although famous during his life, Caspar Friedrich’s work slowly fell from favor during the last half of the 1800s because of Germany’s modernization which brought a sense of urgency to art (causing Friedrich’s contemplative paintings to seem as a thing of the past)
*In 1906, works rediscovered and in the 1920s-1940s, appreciated by Expressionists, Surrealists, and Existentialists
*Today, Caspar David Friedrich seen as a major proponent of German Romantic movement and an important painter for the international world. *one of Friedrich’s most famous paintings
*important because it is the quintessence of the Romantic approach to art
*manages to portray a lonely individual’s intimate and special encounter with nature.
*man confronts nature with awe-struck veneration
*nature is far away from urban society, signifying the farthest distance a European man could go
*characteristics, the secluded, special, distant feelings represented, often are seen in Byronic Heroes
*With this connection, this portrait is usually seen as the epitome of art displaying the Byronic Hero
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