Illusionen i flyktpunkten - Med utgångspunkt från Nysnö av Caspar David Friedrich
Through a study of composition and a never ending thoughts about “what is a perfect picture” I wanted to try to find an answer. But the more I read and learned about it, it turned out to be more and more complexity to find a straight answer, because there isn’t one single or a simple answer. With a starting point in one of Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840) paintings, Early snow (1828) because of its composition, it is somewhere in the middle between Renaissance and present, both in time and the development of the composition and perspective to the Modernist movement. Using keywords from Hans Belting’s Florens & Baghdad and formal aesthetics for analysing the artwork as a way of understanding. Friedrich was a part of the Romantic movement in Germany and his skills in composition and shaping atmospheric landscapes makes him raising above the mass of his contemporary colleagues. This thesis is about how the central perspective and the visual balance was an important part in Friedrich painting.