Get Discount
  • Viandante sul mare di nebbia
  • Viandante sul mare di nebbia
  • Wanderer above the sea of fog
  • Wanderer above the sea of fog
Viandante sul mare di nebbia

Wanderer above the sea of fog

This work by Caspar David Friedrich is dated 1818. The view in the painting is a real place: the mountains of Elbsandsteingebirge, in Bohemia, are depicted. The protagonist of the painting is a solitary wayfarer, which Friedrich portrays exactly in the centre of the canvas while contemplating a breath-taking landscape: the fog swallows the mountains just like a sea, causing the line of the horizon and that of the sky to mingle with each other.
€167.00
Tax included Spedizione gratuita in Italia - consegna in 24/48h
Quantity

  • FAST STANDARD DELIVERY - 
We use only the best courier service and guarantee your delivery within 2 to 5 working days.
FAST STANDARD DELIVERY - We use only the best courier service and guarantee your delivery within 2 to 5 working days.
P-268

Data sheet

Dimensions
cm. 80x100
1 - Characteristics and Properties
Fir wood frame with rounded edges of cm. 3.0 thickness
2 - Characteristics and Properties
Ready to hang
3 - Characteristics and Properties
Edges are finished on the sides
4 - Characteristics and Properties
Full HD print on washable, UV-resistant canvas
Remarks
Imported product
This work by Caspar David Friedrich is dated 1818 and it is now kept in Hamburg's Hamburger Kunsthalle. The view in the painting is a real place: the mountains of Elbsandsteingebirge, in Bohemia, are depicted. The protagonist of the painting is a solitary wayfarer, which Friedrich portrays exactly in the centre of the canvas while contemplating a breath-taking landscape: the fog swallows the mountains just like a sea, causing the line of the horizon and that of the sky to mingle with each other. The man, seen from behind, has hair dishevelled by the wind and he is dressed in a green coat, suggesting a typically winter climate. Although the male figure is the fulcrum of the work, its true identity is not known. Many suppose that Friedrich wants to depict the late Saxon infantry colonel Friedrich Gotthard von den Brinken as a tribute to their friendship. The colours used are impressive: the use of dark colours to represent the man is in stark contrast to the light tones of the background and highlights the protagonist. The work reflects very well Friedrich’s style and more generally the romantic current: not being able to see the pilgrim in his eyes, the observer can only imagine the wonder and the torment caused by such a particular vision; despite he is not with the traveller in front of the precipice, he shares with him the emotions, the amazement, but also the dismay, the fear and his concern in front of the immensity of nature. Mother Nature is a silent but fundamental element in the painting: a force able to "kidnap" man and to lead him to a moment of contemplation and spirituality. In addition to the "Wanderer above the sea of ​​fog", considered perhaps the romantic framework par excellence, Friedrich has created other numerous works containing images of the sea: "Monaco by the sea", "The white cliffs of Rügen" and "Two men on the shore at the sea at the moonrise" are just some of the masterpieces created by the artist.

1 other product in the same category:

Solitary Tree

This painting is dated 1822 and it is now kept at the Staatliche Museum in Berlin. "Solitary tree" is commissioned to Friedrich by art patron and...
€167.00