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