Friday, October 12, 2007

Quiet



Winter Landscape, probably 1811 by Casper David Friedrich, National Gallery, London.

There is a man sitting down against the rocks and praying, he has abandoned his crutches as he approached the shrine. The serenity of the scene with the church in the background is a favorite theme of Friedrich.

2 comments:

john said...

Friedrich's paintings are like quiet, lovely poems, as opposed to the intense dramas of other masters.

Anonymous said...

I just discovered this blog and think it's wonderful. Friedrich is a favorite of mine, and this painting is lovely. Thanks!

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