Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Right Round Baby

Caspar David Friedrich, "Woman in Window", Oil on Canvas, 1822, 44 cm × 37 cm
Caspar David Friedrich, "The wanderer above the sea of fog", Oil on Canvas, 1818, 98 cm × 74 cm
Caspar David Friedrich, "Moonrise over the Sea", Oil on Canvas, 1822, 55 cm × 71 cm
Caspar David Friedrich, "Two men contemplating the Moon", Oil on Canvas, 1819, 35 cm × 44 cm
Caspar David Friedrich, "Man and Woman Contemplating the Moon", Oil on Canvas, c. 1830-1835, 34 cm × 44 cm
Images from Wiki Commons

I picked up "Casper David Friedrich and the Subject of Landscape" from the library a couple of days ago and in one section the author accompanied a selection of Friedrich's landscapes that featured a subject(s) looking out onto the landscape with this quote:

"Who has turned us round like this so that we,
whatever we do, have the bearing of
someone who's going away?"

- Rainer Maria Rilke


Katharine said...

I so enjoy reading your blog and look forward to your show in June.

Nathan said...

thanks Katharine! I'm looking forward to the show in June too - though I'm a bit anxious about getting everything I have planned finished in time...


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