Wanderlust: From Caspar David Friedrich to Auguste Renoir

Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin


Caspar David Friedrich’s Wanderer above the Sea of Fog (c. 1817) is perhaps the most famous single image associated with the Romantic sublime; taking its impetus from this loan from the Hamburger Kunsthalle, this exhibition examines the development of the wanderer as a subject in 19th-century painting, in Germany and beyond. The exhibition, arguing that the figure of the wanderer came to represent a new sense of modernity in the period, includes painters from Carl Blechen and Karl Friedrich Schinkel to Courbet, Gauguin and Hodler. Find out more about the ‘Wanderlust’ exhibition from the Alte Nationalgalerie’s website. 

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Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog, Caspar David Friedrich

Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog (1817), Caspar David Friedrich. Photo: Elke Walford;© SHK/Hamburger Kunsthalle

Felsentor, Karl Friedrich Shinkel

Felsentor (1818), Karl Friedrich Shinkel. Photo: Jörg P. Anders; © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie

Bonjour, Monsieur Courbet

Bonjour, Monsieur Courbet (1854), Gustave Courbet. Photo: Frédéric Jaulmes; © Musée Fabre de Montpellier Méditerranée

Path Leading Through Long Grass

Path Leading Through Long Grass (1876), Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Photo: Patrice Schmidt; © Musée d‘Orsay, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais

Mountaineer, Jens Ferdinand Willumsen

Mountaineer (1912), Jens Ferdinand Willumsen. © Statens Museum for Kunst, Kopenhagen

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