CASPAR DAVID FRIEDRICH
Caspar David Friedrich (born September 5, 1774 in Greifswald, † May 7, 1840 in Dresden) was a German painter and today considered the most important artist of the early German romanticism. With Friedrich's understanding of aesthetics and his constructed pictorial inventions he very much contradicted the common ideas of romantic painting as an over-emotional expression of feelings.
REVOLUTIONIZING THE ROMANTIC
THE SEA OF FOG
"The Wanderer above the sea of fog" is today considered the epitome of Romanticism. The central element is the wanderer, who prevents unimpeded views of the impressive mountain landscape. The art historian Johannes Grave sees this painting above all as a reflection on the act of seeing.