on November 11, 2005
For someone new to the art of Casper David Friedrich, the first emotional response is that of awe. The color and compositions of Friedrich's work are humbling and humane at the same time. The artistic idealism found in his work is an organic out-growth of Friedrich's Protestant mystical piety at the zenith of German Romantic philosophical fervor.
Much metaphor, symbolism and perspective are at play within these works, that lead to an enobling of the human spirit. This is a perfect gift for anyone who is just beginning to increase their knowledge of 19th century European art.