The life and works of one of the most important protagonists of German Romanticism, creator of intensely evocative paintings.
Figures seen from behind watch a sunset: in front of them, the infinite breath of nature, the horizon extending beyond man’s possibility of conceiving its limits. Inspired by opera and Romantic philosophy, Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840) gives pictorial form to poetic abandon in the face of the sublime spectacles of sea, mountains, fog, sunlight, ice. Man’s sense of powerlessness before the boundless beauty of the world is transformed into a mystical sentiment, partaking of a mystery that gazes toward eternity.
The book offers an unusual concentration of information on the artist, with over 300 full-color illustrations.