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Caspar David Friedrich, 1774-1840 : the painter of stillness / Norbert Wolf.

By: Wolf, NorbertMaterial type: TextTextSeries: Basic art seriesPublication details: Köln : Taschen, c2012Description: 96 p. ; 31 cm. ill. (some col.)ISBN: 3836539675 (hardcover); 9783836539678 (hardcover)Other title: Caspar David FriedrichSubject(s): Art | Artists | PaintingsDDC classification: 759 Online resources: Amazon.com
Contents:
"The mystic with the brush" -- "Art is infinite" -- Nature as allegory -- A journey to where? -- "Dusk was his element" -- Chronology
Summary: The solitude of man and the bleak beauty of nature are prominent themes in the work of Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840), the great romantic painter whose importance and influence have often been underestimated. Now widely considered to be the most important German artist of his generation, Friedrich died in obscurity and wasn't fully appreciated until the early 20th century. An important precursor to the Expressionists, Friedrich once wrote that an artist must "close your bodily eye so that you may see your picture first with the spiritual eye. Then bring to the light of day that which you have seen in the darkness so that it may react upon others from the outside inwards." About the Series: Every book in Taschen's Basic Art Series features: a detailed chronological summary of the artist's life and work, covering the cultural and historical importance of the artist approximately 100 color illustrations with explanatory captions a concise biography.
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"The mystic with the brush" -- "Art is infinite" -- Nature as allegory -- A journey to where? -- "Dusk was his element" -- Chronology

The solitude of man and the bleak beauty of nature are prominent themes in the work of Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840), the great romantic painter whose importance and influence have often been underestimated. Now widely considered to be the most important German artist of his generation, Friedrich died in obscurity and wasn't fully appreciated until the early 20th century. An important precursor to the Expressionists, Friedrich once wrote that an artist must "close your bodily eye so that you may see your picture first with the spiritual eye. Then bring to the light of day that which you have seen in the darkness so that it may react upon others from the outside inwards." About the Series: Every book in Taschen's Basic Art Series features: a detailed chronological summary of the artist's life and work, covering the cultural and historical importance of the artist approximately 100 color illustrations with explanatory captions a concise biography.

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