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by William Vaughan


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At the height of his fame, Caspar David Friedrich's spooky, dreamy work was bought by the Prussian royal family and the Russian tsar. But his radical political sympathies affected his reputation, and it was only in the late 20th century that the enigmatic quality of the paintings began to be fully valued internationally. Vaughan (art history, emeritus, Birkbeck College, U. of London) discusses the life and career of the artist, born in 1774 the son of a soapmaker in Pomerania. Vaughan argues that Friedrich's aim was to convey the spiritual experience of life through the contemplation of nature, very much in keeping with the spirit of his times. The lovely color illustrations are integral to the compact, beautifully produced paperbound volume. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780714840604
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Publication date: 11/01/2004
Series: Art and Ideas Ser.
Edition description: REV
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.37(w) x 8.37(h) x 0.87(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

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