The woman at the window by Kaspar-David Friedrich

The woman at the window by Kaspar David Friedrich

The figure of the contemplator is a frequent motif of the landscapes of Friedrich. As a rule, he turns his back to the viewer: the artist is interested not in the individual traits of the characters, but in their general enthusiasm for the boundlessness of the world.

The space of the painting “The Woman at the Window” is a boring cell of an empty room, the romantic impulse is expressed here in the figure, looking intensively at the window of the heroine. An unnamed dreamer in Frederick’s painting is a kind of a double for the viewer, whom the artist suggests to take his place mentally.

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