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."
Limit of Positive Stability or LPS is the angle from the vertical at which a boat will no longer stay upright but will capsize, becoming inverted, or turtled. It is also known as the Angle of Vanishing Stability or AVS. For example, if a boat with an LPS of 120 degrees rolls past this point, i.e. its mast is already at an angle of 30 degrees below the water, it will continue to roll and be completely upside down in the water. Most sailboats have lead or other heavy materials in their keel at the bottom of their hulls to keep them from capsizing.
The VW Bus, which you can never confuse with the hideous Vanagon. I owned one for a couple of years. It was easy to drive, had great capacity, and loved to rust. God bless you old girl, wherever you are.