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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