Considered to be one of Romanticism’s masterpieces and one of the most representative works of Caspar David Friedrich, Wanderer Above a Sea of Fog depicts a lone man, formally dressed and holding a walking cane. He stands on an outcropping of rocks looking out at an inhospitable expanse with a background of a sky filled with puffy clouds and the outline of mountaintops barely visible through the mist.
Caspar’s work (especially this painting) were adopted and abused by the Nazi regime as symbols of intense German nationalism, because he replaced more literal illustration with merely suggestive messaging, so his paintings were easily reinterpreted to fit new political intentions. It would take more than three decades, into the 1980s, for his work to be viewed and appreciated once again without the taint of Nazism.
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