Thursday, December 11, 2014


This painting 'Winter landscape with a church' by German Romantic painter of landscapes, Caspar David Friedrich [1774-1840] seems apt as we move into December. The brooding romantics often appeal to fans of Poe and the gothic. Try Friedrich's 'Cemetery entrance' as well, it's a great painting. There's often a sense of the 'wild' in nature, of how vast the world is and our insignificant we are, in Romantic artwork. It's something that not all Romantic verse and literature captures, it's unique.

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