W is for . . .

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April 26, 2014 by Ray Yanek

W

 

Wanderer Above a Sea of Mist — Caspar David Friedrich

 

“Stand on the peak of a mountain, contemplate the long ranges of hills. . .and all the other glories offered to your view, and what feeling seizes you?  It is a quiet prayer, you loose yourself in boundless space, your self disappears, you are nothing, God is everything.”  — Carl Gustav Carus

Don’t think I can add much more to that.

Take care.

 

from: Stokstad, Marilyn . Art History. ed. Upper Saddle River: Pearson/Prentice Hall,                        2005. Print.

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3 thoughts on “W is for . . .

  1. Kathe W. says:

    there is nothing else to say. Lovely post.

  2. This painting is on the book cover of our copy of Mary Shelley’s “The Last Man,” a book considered one of the first in the post-apocalyptic genre which was my P-Day post–P is for Post-Apocalyptic. Makes me smile.

  3. sjp says:

    Is truly cause for reflection, stunning.

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