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  • Paperback
  • Friedrich (Basic Art Series 2.0)
  • Norbert Wolf
  • English
  • 06 October 2018
  • 3836560712

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Friedrich (Basic Art Series 2.0)Sublime stillness The king of the contemplative landscape The beauty of nature and mans loneliness are dominant themes in the work ofCaspar David Friedrich 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 th century Today he is considered to be themost important German painter of his generationand a precursor of ExpressionismOnce 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 TASCHENs 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 approximatelyillustrations with explanatory captions


About the Author: Norbert Wolf

Norbert Wolf graduated in art history, linguistics and medieval studies at the universities of Regensburg and Munich, and earned his PhD in 1983 He held visiting professorships in Marburg, Frankfurt, Leipzig, D sseldorf, Nuremberg Erlangen, and Innsbruck His extensive writings on art history include many TASCHEN titles, such as Diego Vel zquez, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Caspar David Friedrich, Expressionism, Romanesque, Landscape Painting and Symbolism