Wednesday, May 24, 2006

"The Wanderer Above The Sea of Fog"


This Week's Artwork: "The Wanderer Above The Sea of Fog" 1818, by Caspar David Friedrich

"The pure, frank sentiments we hold in our hearts are the only truthful sources of art. A painting which does not take its inspiration from the heart is nothing more than futile juggling. All authentic art is conceived at a sacred moment and nourished in a blessed hour; an inner impulse creates it, often without the artist being aware of it."
--Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840)

Caspar Friedrich ascribed to the romantic school of painting, a deeply-felt style which is individualistic, exotic, beautiful and emotionally wrought.

I saw this painting in a catalog and fell in love with it. I immediately imagined this man contemplating his relationship with a woman. I'm a diehard romantic fool and proud of it.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Anna J. Evans said...

This is just gorgeous. Very dramatic. I was imaging something like this yesterday working on a prologue set it Wales 48 A.D. Thanks for sharing it!

2:31 PM  
Blogger Kate Willoughby said...

You bet! Glad you liked it.

*shakes her head again at the fact that someone actually visited her blog!*

2:59 PM  

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