Monday, 7 December 2009
Follow a painting in progress.
The Romantic painter, David Caspar Friedrich is perhaps best known for his epic landscapes but he also painted people. To Friedrich, the landscape was a metaphor for many aspects of the human condition. The horizon, for example, representing the line beyond our peripheral vision through death and beyond. This relationship between the human condition and the landscape come together well in "The stages of Life" where four figures of varying ages are represented by four ships heading out to sea at various stages in their voyage.
As something of a homage to Friedrich I'm picking up his theme in a new painting set in the rubble washed up on the northbank of the Thames. If you'd like to watch a painting in progress stay tuned.
Posted by Ally Gordon at 10:33