Monday, March 24, 2008

Caspar David Friedrich

I was flipping through an old art book and was reminded about the work of Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840). He was an influential German Romantic painter who painted mainly allegorical landscapes. He did lots of very creepy and great paintings of run down cemeteries, gothic ruins, and shipwrecks. He was pretty into the decay of man made monuments, and consequently the grandeur of nature.