oil on canvas.
National Gallery , Berlin
A ny one who has been following my Artist of the Month series will notice a trend. Its something that I didn't notice it until I looked back over my blogs. A preference for landscapes. Corot, Keifer, Sloan, Hasui. I think this is because I so rarely get commissioned to do landscapes and I have a passion for the outdoors, hiking and all things that grow. When left to my own devices I prefer to paint landscapes either fantasy or plein aire. This leads me to the master landscape artist Caspar David Friedrich., (1774-1840).
Friedrich's compositions at once show us the beauty and devastating power of nature, the complex grace that can be discovered in a simple study of a tree, and our place in this Great Masterpiece.
Enjoy. (click on thumbnails for larger versions)
"A Man and a Woman Contemplating the Moon"
Oil on Canvas.
National Gallery, Berlin
Pencil on paper
Listen to Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata (1801) for a better understanding of Friedrich.