Friday, May 29, 2009

Ruins serve sometimes better

A gothic ruin by the German painter Caspar David Friedrich.

A veteran is visiting the tomb of a long dead hero. Maybe it’s worth to mention that the tomb of this hero (Ulrich von Hutten) is in a well-preserved chapel. The ruin is a pure invention of Friedrich to emphasize decay and failure, like the decapitated statue of Faith in the niche, the tomb and the evening light.

1 comment:

  1. Magnificently dramatic.
    For me simply masterful.
    I would like to live near a site well