Wanderer above the Sea of Fog (After Friedrich) • Joe Forkan 2009, oil on linen, 80" x 48"
Wanderer above the Sea of Fog • Caspar David Friedrich 1818 Oil on canvas 37.3 in × 29.4 in Kunsthalle Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Caspar David Friedrich was an important 19th-century German Romantic landscape painter. The Wanderer above the Sea of Fog, like many of his paintings, is an allegorical landscape featuring a contemplative figure surrounded by nature. “His primary interest as an artist was the contemplation of nature, and his often symbolic and anti-classical work seeks to convey a subjective, emotional response to the natural world“.
I took a similar approach in making this painting about Los Angeles.