The Wanderer above the Sea of Fog by Caspar David Friedrich

The Wanderer above the Sea of Fog

(Der Wanderer über dem Nebelmeer)

Caspar David Friedrich

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The Wanderer above the Sea of Fog by Caspar David Friedrich
1818   ·  Öl auf Leinwand  ·  20.38 Megapixel  ·  Picture ID: 51517   ·  Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany / bridgemanimages.com
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25.12.2019
Peter E.
I chose the masterpiece by Caspar David Friedrich (print on satin canvas, size 48 x 61 cm, with Gabriella frame, no stretcher frame and with TruVue museum glass). I am thrilled with the finished artwork. A true master print with a high quality frame. The difficulty was to choose the right one for this picture and the location of the placement from the large selection of frames. The result is convincing! In addition, the delivery came on time for Christmas, so that the presentation of the picture became a highlight of the evening. And the best thing is that my often skeptical wife is just as enthusiastic. The picture will find a worthy place in our home. I will definitely recommend you.
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Original comment: Ich habe mich für das Meisterwerk von Caspar David Friedrich entschieden (Druck auf Leinwand Satin, Größe 48 x 61 cm, mit Rahmen Gabriella, kein Keilrahmen und mit TruVue Museumsglas). Ich bin von dem fertigen Kunstwerk begeistert. Ein wahrhafter Meisterdruck mit hochwertigem Rahmen. Die Schwierigkeit bestand darin, aus der großen Auswahl an Rahmen den für dieses Bild und für den Ort der Platzierung passenden auszuwählen. Das Ergebnis überzeugt! Zudem kam die Lieferung noch pünktlich zum Weihnachtsfest, sodass die Präsentation des Bildes zu einem Höhepunkt des Abends wurde. Und das Beste ist, dass meine oft skeptische Frau ebenso begeistert ist. Das Bild wird einen würdigen Platz in unserem Heim finden. Ich werde Sie definitiv weiterempfehlen.


29.03.2019
Olaf R.
Art print on Canvas glossy, 48cm x 61cm, stretched on stretcher.


06.03.2019
Franziska T.
You can not get enough of this picture. Caspar David Friedrich has created a fantastic masterpiece here, where I stop almost daily and dream into the scene. Thank you for this beautiful art print!
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Original comment: Von diesem Bild kann man gar nicht genug bekommen. Caspar David Friedrich hat hier ein fantastisches Meisterwerk geschaffen, an dem ich fast täglich stehenbleibe und mich in die Szene hineinträume. Vielen Dank für diesen schönen Kunstdruck!
Art print on Canvas glossy, 48cm x 61cm, stretched on stretcher. With painting frame 'Luciana'.


16.01.2019
Julia G.
Art Print on Color cardboard, 74cm x 94cm. With painting frame '?'.


04.12.2018
Daniel L.
Art print on Canvas glossy, 70cm x 89cm, stretched on stretcher. With painting frame '?'.


15.11.2018
Anna K.
Art Print on Color cardboard, 50cm x 64cm.


24.10.2018
Jens N.
Art print on Canvas glossy, 75cm x 95cm, stretched on stretcher. With painting frame '?'.


02.08.2018
Benedikt K.
Art print on Canvas glossy, 42cm x 54cm, stretched on stretcher.


28.06.2018
Claudia E.
Art print on Canvas glossy, 23cm x 29cm, stretched on stretcher.


27.05.2018
Gaby S.
Art print on Canvas glossy, 55cm x 70cm, stretched on stretcher.


16.03.2018
Rolf K.
Art Print on Photo paper matte/satin, 30cm x 38cm.


07.03.2018
Burkhard S.
Art Print on Photo paper matte/satin, 55cm x 70cm.


03.02.2018
Benjamin M.
Art Print on Photo paper diamond, 30cm x 38cm.


31.01.2018
Felix G.
Art print on Canvas glossy, 50cm x 64cm, stretched on stretcher.


02.01.2018
Erich W.
Art Print on Photo paper glossy, 75cm x 96cm.


06.12.2017
Catharina L.
Art print on Canvas glossy, 30cm x 38cm, stretched on stretcher.


18.11.2017
Kirsten S.
Art print on Canvas glossy, 30cm x 38cm, stretched on stretcher.


18.10.2017
Jonas W.
Art print on Canvas glossy, 30cm x 38cm, stretched on stretcher.
In the painting "The Wanderer above the Sea of Fog" (c. 1817) Caspar David Friedrich shows us a male figure in the middle of the picture. The hiker stands on a rocky peak with a view of a mountain landscape. He wears a dark green frock coat and dark green pants. His dark blond hair blows in the wind.

On his right side, the hiker relies on a mountain stick, a hiking stick for the mountains. On his other side, he has his left leg one step forward on the rising rock ledge to support himself there. As a result, the entire posture is balanced, safe and calm despite the dangerous situation.

In the middle and background of the painting we see a staggered mountain landscape, which is crossed by several fog banks. In the middle ground, there are some sandstone peaks behind rising fog, which are mainly overgrown with trees on the right side of the picture. In the staggered rear follows a sea of fog from the right and left each protrude a mountain formation. These two sloping surfaces, starting from the edges of the image, gradually taper towards the center, so that they almost point at the image surface like arrows on the wanderer's upper body.

In the background we can see on the left side of the painting behind another fog banks a high cone mountain. On the picture surface, this mountain, with its falling right contour line, hits the eye area of the hiker. On the right side you can see a smaller table mountain. He is probably the Zirkelstein, a rock formation in Saxon Switzerland. On the horizon follows the hint of further mountain lines, which merge with the blue-gray sky. Bright clouds in the sky at the top of the picture then pick up the motif of the nebula in its own way and close it off.

Caspar David Friedrich manages to create the impression of an almost infinite expanse through his multi-layered staggering of the various mountains and fog strips. The image space becomes unmeasurable and gets something supernatural. We see the boundless vastness of nature, as seen by the wanderer, as if we stand behind him, because he shows us his back. Thereby we see his seeing and his balanced and solemn attitude.

If we take a close look at the picture, we notice that the clothes of the hiker are nowhere scoured. The frock coat he wears is in fact no mountaineer clothing. It is more like a dress for church. Mountaineering therefore plays no important role in this painting, but the contemplation of the raised mountains. Caspar David Friedrich deliberately chooses the dignified clothing to express the solemn mood at the sight of the infinite nature. © Meisterdrucke
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