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By Friedrich, Caspar David; Friedrich, Caspar David; Koerner, Joseph Leo

Caspar David Friedrich (1774–1840) is heralded because the maximum painter of the Romantic circulation in Germany, and Europe’s first really sleek artist. His mysterious and depression landscapes, usually peopled with lonely wanderers, are experiments in a substantially subjective inventive perspective—one during which, as Freidrich wrote, the painter depicts now not “what he sees earlier than him, yet what he sees inside of him.” This vulnerability of the person whilst faced with nature grew to become one of many key tenets of the Romantic aesthetic.

            Now to be had in a compact, available structure, this superbly illustrated booklet is the main entire account ever released in English of 1 of the main interesting and influential nineteenth-century painters.

            “This is a version of interpretative artwork heritage, taking in a great deal of German Romantic philosophy, yet based continuously at the instant event of the image. . . . it really is infrequent to discover a pupil so evidently in sympathy along with his subject.”—Independent

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When Friedrich first displayed his finished work in his atelier in Christmas , it apparently followed the arrangement shown in the sketch. One of Friedrich’s closest friends and supporters in Dresden, the Prussian General and military educator Johann Jacob O. A. Rühle von Lilienstern, wrote an account of this exhibition and its circumstances in     his epistolary Travels with the Army in the Year . According to him, Friedrich hesitated to show the work to his friends, who wanted to see the canvas in its specially designed frame before the ensemble left Dresden.

Art historians have also suggested that the sun, whose rays illuminate the sky and emanate from around the eye of God on the predella of the frame, might refer to one of Gustav’s personal symbols, the midnight sun. The Cross in the Mountains becomes at once the working instrument of a faith shared by the king and his loyal subject Friedrich, as well as a celebration of northern piety in its political struggle against Napoleon, embodiment of the destructive, secularizing Enlightenment. Political events and the swift demise of Gustav’s rule made Friedrich’s intentions obsolete.

Clearly Novalis could not make them intelligible in conversation, nor did Friedrich know them before he made them real. Tieck insists that the artist realized them autonomously, through his unique genius. Friedrich’s Romanticism, therefore, is not a conscious adherence to a distinct project already understood by the Romantic ideology, but is the partial realization of ideas that previously had been by their very nature     obscure and unintelligible. But then does this not describe the very function of the term ‘Romantic’ for the movement that bears this name?

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