Wooden Whaler by David Kemp. A fisherman friend helped me join these two derelict cove-boats together to make the WOODEN WHALER. Clinker boats and cove fishing are from a way of live that’s fast disappearing in Cornwall.
Looking at David's art concurs up memories of the wooden sculputers that populated the Emeryville mud flats of my childhood. It's great to see whimsy alive and well in the world, and an artist who shares his work with the public.
The Monk By The Sea Location: Alte Nationalgalerie
Dimensions: 3' 7" x 5' 8" (1.10 m x 1.72 m)
Created: 1808–1810 | Media: Oil paint
Sea Shore in Moonlight(Küste bei Mondschein) Location: Kunsthalle, Hamburg Dimensions: 134 × 169 cm. Created: 1835–36. | Media: Oil paint.
Moonrise Over the Sea(Mondaufgang am Meer) Location: Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin. Dimensions: 55 × 71 cm. Created: 1822 | Media: Oil paint
The Stages of Life(Die Lebensstufen)
Location: Museum der Bildenden Künste, Leipzig
Dimensions: 72.5 cm × 94 cm (28.5 in × 37 in)
Created: 1835 | Media: Oil Paint
Caspar David Friedrich was born in Greifswald, Swedish Pomerania, on the Baltic Sea. He was a 19th-century German Romantic landscape painter, generally considered the most important German artist of his generation. Friedrich is best known for his mid-period allegorical landscapes which typically feature contemplative figures silhouetted against night skies, morning mists, barren trees or Gothic ruins. 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. Friedrich's paintings characteristically set a human presence in diminished perspective amid expansive landscapes, reducing the figures to a scale that, according to the art historian Christopher John Murray, directs "the viewer's gaze towards their metaphysical dimension."