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Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Friedrich's Dream


File:Caspar David Friedrich 007.jpg

Das grosse Gehege (Ostra-Gehege) (The large enclosure)
: Caspar David Friedrich, 1832 (Gemäldegalerie, Dresden)

Caspar David Friedrich's
technique of gathering
empty pastures of light
saturated with a kind
of melancholy radiation
on the middle of his canvases
came to him in a dream

When he worked
at painting a sky
no one was permitted
to enter his studio
because he believed
God was present

1 comment:

TC said...

Clicking on the image expands the view, helping bring out the centering of the light.