Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog - Caspar David Friedrich
Friedrich is trying to show us his lenses of the world(1). I think that this work of art is representative of the Romantic movement because it captures the idea of focusing on the individual to impact others and the essence of Romanticism – "uncontrollable power, unpredictablity(2)". This man is standing on the peak of the mountain. His position on the peak invokes a feeling of awe and wonder. The man standing above all else is representative of power; the ability to overlook and see everything. I can draw a connection between this painting and this quote "I wandered lonely as a cloud that floats on high o'er vales and hills" from the poem I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud. I feel like this painting is a very accurate representation of this quote.