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The Wanderer above the Sea of Fog, 1818 (oil on canvas)

The Wanderer above the Sea of Fog, 1818 (oil on canvas)


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The Wanderer above the Sea of Fog, 1818 (oil on canvas)

XKH141316 The Wanderer above the Sea of Fog, 1818 (oil on canvas) by Friedrich, Caspar David (1774-1840); 98.4x74.8 cm; Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany; (add.info.: Le Voyageur contemplant une mer de nuages; Wanderer uber dem Nebelmeer); German, out of copyright

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Contemplative Direction Foam Lonely Mist Nuage Physicist Power Rocks Rocky Romanticist Spray Sublime Waves Charles Wilson Voyageur


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The Wanderer above the Sea of Fog, 1818

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is a captivating oil painting by Caspar David Friedrich that depicts a lone figure standing on a rocky precipice overlooking an expansive sea of fog. The male protagonist, positioned prominently in the foreground, exudes contemplation and solitude amidst the breathtaking landscape. Friedrich's masterpiece belongs to the Romanticist movement and embodies its core themes of awe-inspiring nature and introspection. The sublime power of nature is evident in the towering mountains, foaming waves crashing against rocks, and misty spray rising from below. The artist skillfully captures these elements with intricate brushstrokes and vivid colors. The wanderer's posture suggests deep reflection as he gazes into the distance, his back turned towards us. His presence evokes a sense of mystery and invites viewers to ponder their own place within this vast world. Clouds enveloping him add an ethereal touch to the scene while emphasizing his isolation. This iconic artwork has become synonymous with feelings of loneliness mixed with romantic notions about exploring uncharted territories both physically and metaphorically. It resonates not only with art enthusiasts but also with those who appreciate Charles Wilson's scientific contributions or anyone drawn to powerful landscapes that stir emotions. Displayed at Hamburger Kunsthalle in Hamburg, Germany, this print offers an opportunity for admirers worldwide to bring home a piece of artistic history. Whether hung in homes or offices, it serves as a constant reminder to embrace moments of introspection amidst life's tumultuous journey

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