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Caspar David Friedrich : 1774-1840 : The painter of stillness

by Norbert Wolf

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Sublime stillness: Capturing nature's moody splendor   The solitude of man and the bleak beauty of nature are prominent themes in the work of Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840), the great romantic painter whose importance and influence have often been underestimated. Now widely considered to be the most important German artist of his generation, Friedrich died in obscurity and wasn't fully appreciated until the early 20th century. An important precursor to the Expressionists, Friedrich once wrote that an artist must "close your bodily eye so that you may see your picture first with the spiritual eye. Then bring to the light of day that which you have seen in the darkness so that it may react upon others from the outside inwards."   About the Series: Each book in TASCHEN's Basic Art series features: a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importance a concise biography approximately 100 illustrations with explanatory captions… (more)
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Being a welcome addition to the sparse literature on Friedrich. As befits the series, it's a small-format, introductory book with relatively small illustrations. Nonetheless these are well-selected and the text is informative. ( )
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3822819573 2003 softcover German
3822819581 2003 softcover English Taschen Basic Art
382281959X 2003 softcover French
3822822930 2003 softcover Spanish
3822826278 2003 softcover Dutch
3836539667 2012 hardcover German
3836539675 2012 hardcover English
3836560712 2015 hardcover English Basic Art Series 2.0
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Sublime stillness: Capturing nature's moody splendor   The solitude of man and the bleak beauty of nature are prominent themes in the work of Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840), the great romantic painter whose importance and influence have often been underestimated. Now widely considered to be the most important German artist of his generation, Friedrich died in obscurity and wasn't fully appreciated until the early 20th century. An important precursor to the Expressionists, Friedrich once wrote that an artist must "close your bodily eye so that you may see your picture first with the spiritual eye. Then bring to the light of day that which you have seen in the darkness so that it may react upon others from the outside inwards."   About the Series: Each book in TASCHEN's Basic Art series features: a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importance a concise biography approximately 100 illustrations with explanatory captions

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