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Caspar David Friedrich's The Wanderer above the Mists 1817-18 is a stark emblem of the defiant solitude of the typical German Romantic male. Friedrich, a key exponent of metaphysical and symbolic landscapes settled in Dresden in the late eighteenth century just as the 'Sturm und Drang' movement was beginning in literature, later giving life to Romanticism in painting. Friedrich's Germany, then a disparate collection of state that would be united into what we known at modern Germany 1871, became the ideal reflection of the spirit so closely associated with the art and literature of his times. The artist's deft reproductions of the dramatic and idiosyncratic features of the northern German landscape seem to segue seamlessly into folklore, imbuing them with a profound mysticism. Looking to the pre-Christian world, Friedrich's Romanticism was a proudly secular one, as his nation attempted to come to terms with the destruction wrought by the catastrophic Thirty Years War that laid waste to countless German villages and changed the face of Northern European rural life for ever.
The Wanderer above the Mists masterfully shifts the unpopular genre of landscape painting into an articulate reproduction of the complex inner world of the individual. Featuring a reproduction of his own likeness gazing out on the ragged rocks and surrounded by creeping mist, the viewer is situated only a few steps behind the artist himself, and shares his viewpoint. Encouraging the idea that a painting is the embodiment of the artist's interpretation of the world, The Wanderer above the Mists is a visual manifestation of the key tenets of Romanticism. A blissful and contemplative solitude high on the plateau of a mountaintop situates the ideal zone of reflection utterly removed from urban life and the company of others. This defiant reproduction of an attitude of self-expression is intrinsically linked to a new-found appreciation for spiritual reflection and isolation, encouraging the viewer to adopt the stance of the artist himself and shun the material world.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Wanderer above the Mists 1817-18, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Wanderer above the Mists 1817-18 that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
Free shipping is included in the price of the painting. Once the painting is ready and dry enough to ship, we will roll it and ship it in a sturdy cardboard tube.
We always ship express via courier to ensure your order reaches you as soon as possible - normally within three business days. The total delivery time from the moment you place your order until the package is delivered to your door is normally between three to four weeks.
If, in the unlikely event you were dissatisfied with the painting after reviewing it in person, it can be returned for a full refund for up to 365 days after delivery.
When you receive the painting; you are free to return it for more revisions or else for a full refund minus our actual shipping cost -- which is, on average, $25 per painting.
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Depending on the degree of damage to the warranted painting, it will either be repaired or replaced. This warranty service is provided free of charge.
When purchasing a painting on its own, it will arrive rolled inside a secure tube with an extra 1.5" of white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service,
meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
If you're considering not framing your painting at all, you may opt for a Gallery Wrap. The term Gallery Wrap refers to the way the canvas is stretched, which is by wrapping it around thick stretcher bars, about 1.5 inch thick, with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars.
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