Barbara Hess

Caspar David Friedrich: A-Z

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ISBN: 9783775755672
Author : Barbara Hess
Published: 2024
Publisher: Thames and Hudson
Number of pages: 120
Language: English
Format: Hardback
One of his generation’s most popular artists, German Romantic painter Caspar David Friedrich is known for his allegorical landscapes that convey a deep sense of contemplation and melancholy. 2024 marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of this outstanding artist, whose paintings continue to gain in topicality - hardly a discussion on climate change without one of his iconic paintings, such as The Sea of Ice, being invoked as a silent witness. Barbara Hess examines the painter’s work and his life, from its lasting poignancy to the great themes of Romanticism and drawing. In the playful format of an A–Z book, the author takes us on a timely journey, showing how new views and perspectives can be gained from what has long been thought familiar.

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