Wanderer above the Sea of Fog by Caspar David Friedrich
The Wanderer above the Sea of Fog is a painting by the German Romantic painter Caspar David Friedrich. A man looks on a rocky cliff, with clouds with fog in the background. It is the best example of the sublime romantic, nature is overwhelming and you are small for her.
Romantic painting is characterized by its fluid contours, for the compositions without apparent order and color richness. The painters of the Romantic imagination was drawn to the Middle Age and the legends of the North. The romance develops a passion for historical subjects. In particular it’s about the Middle Age, more than other periods such as Antiquity. In many paintings of Romanticism is appreciated an interest in violence, drama, fighting, and madness. It is frequently used strong contrasts of light and shade (chiaroscuro).
In conclusion, a striking painting that really gets you feel the effect of the sublime.It is located in the Museum Hamburger, Kunsthalle, Germany.