martes, 23 de mayo de 2017
OCASO MEDIEVAL || Christa Zaat
Caspar David Friedrich (German painter) 1774 - 1840
Stadt bei Mondaufgang (City at Moonrise), 1817
aka Stadt am Wasser bei untergehender Sonne (City at Sunset)
oil on canvas
33 x 46 cm.
private collection Dr. Oskar Reinhardt, Winterthur
Caspar David Friedrich was a 19th-century German Romantic landscape painter, generally considered the most important German artist of his generation. He is best known for his mid-period allegorical landscapes which typically feature contemplative figures silhouetted against night skies, morning mists, barren trees or Gothic ruins. His primary interest as an artist was the contemplation of nature, and his often symbolic and anti-classical work seeks to convey a subjective, emotional response to the natural world. Friedrich's paintings characteristically set a human presence in diminished perspective amid expansive landscapes, reducing the figures to a scale that, according to the art historian Christopher John Murray, directs "the viewer's gaze towards their metaphysical dimension".