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The wanderer in paintings

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Wanderers, wayfarers, pilgrims have walked through the countryside, over mountain passes …
Some have sought wisdom or spiritual enrichment, others just a bite to eat and somewhere

The wanderer in paintings

  1. 1. The Wanderer in paintings
  2. 2. Wanderers, wayfarers, pilgrims have walked through the countryside, over mountain passes … Some have sought wisdom or spiritual enrichment, others just a bite to eat and somewhere sheltered to sleep.
  3. 3. The lone itinerant man was a significant theme for Hieronymus Bosch, who featured him in at least two of his triptychs.
  4. 4. a wayfarer making his way through life ... as a pilgrim of life, he tries to stick to the straight and narrow, resisting sinful temptations Hieronymus Bosch The Wayfarer, The Pedlar Le Vagabond 1490-1510 Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
  5. 5. The closed triptych .... a wayfarer, battered and bruised, this figure makes his way through life, surrounded by tragedy, crime, and idle entertainment … Will he manage to stay on the straight and narrow path? When opened, the triptych reveals a world of greed and desire … Hieronymus Bosch The Haywain Triptych, exterior, The Pedlar Le Chariot de foin, revers du triptyque 1510-1516 Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid
  6. 6. Although the great landscape painters of the Dutch Golden Age often included staffage (the human and animal figures) in their works, the wanderer doesn’t return until the Romantic landscapes started to become popular in the late eighteenth century.
  7. 7. When we think of the wanderer as a painterly motif, the famous painting Wanderer above the Sea of Fog by Caspar David Friedrich …
  8. 8. a young man looks down on an almost impenetrable sea of ​​fog in the midst of a rocky landscape … a metaphor for life as an ominous journey into the unknown Caspar David Friedrich Wanderer above the Sea of Fog or Wanderer above the Mist Le Voyageur contemplant une mer de nuages 1818 Kunsthalle, Hamburg
  9. 9. The works by Caspar David Friedrich, Carl Gustav Carus, Thomas Fearnley, Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Gustave Courbet, Paul Gauguin show how powerful and fruitful the motif of the wanderer was in art throughout the nineteenth century ... Passionately in love with nature, they sought out in the beautiful landscapes they painted a mirror of their own inner self, a metaphor for the search for life's meaning.
  10. 10. dazzling white pinnacles of chalk, a calm sea with sailing vessels two men and a woman in town clothes gaze in wonder at the view ... Caspar David Friedrich Chalk Cliffs on Rügen Falaises de craie sur l'île de Rügen 1818 Kunst Museum Winterthur
  11. 11. a man and a woman, dressed in clothes of a century before, are looking at the moon … Caspar David Friedrich Man and Woman Contemplating the Moon Homme et femme contemplant la Lune 1827 Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin
  12. 12. the pilgrim is walking through the night, along the dark valley towards the morning star ... Carl Gustav Carus Pilgrim in a Rocky Valley Pèlerin dans une vallée rocheuse 1828-1830 Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin
  13. 13. an pilgrim or wanderer … Carl Gustav Carus Rudelsburg Castle Château de Rudelsbourg 1825 Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen
  14. 14. a Master of Light and Shadows ... Fearnley’s finely detailed landscapes use the wanderer to draw the viewer in and make them marvel at seeing what they could not have seen in reality. Thomas Fearnley Landscape with a Wanderer Paysage avec un vagabond 1830 Nasjonalgalleriet, Oslo
  15. 15. a steep mountain valley ... a crevice in which a bell hangs, a monk sits and prays and three walkers Karl Friedrich Schinkel Felsentor The Gate in the Rocks La Porte du rocher 1818 Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie
  16. 16. Courbet along with his patron, are immortalized as proud wanderers ... as symbolic for the journey that people undertake through life. Gustave Courbet Bonjour, Monsieur Courbet The Encounter or Bonjour Monsieur Courbet 1854 Musée Fabre, Montpellier
  17. 17. The topic of Gauguin’s painting is associated with Coubert’s painting Bonjour, Monsieur Coubert … the ceremonial mood of Coubert’s work and the prosaic and civil character and certain irony of Gauguin’s painting Paul Gauguin Bonjour, Monsieur Gauguin 1889 National Gallery, Prague
  18. 18. the Wanderer recumbent on the skyline and the natural beauty full of sun light … Jean-François Millet Falaises de Gréville The Cliffs of Gréville 1871 Ohara Museum of Art, Kurashiki
  19. 19. olga_oes The Wanderer in paintings Le vagabond dans la peinture images and text credit www. Music The Piano Guys Lauren Daigle You Say Sonata Pathétique (PianoCello) created olga.e. thanks for watching
  • johndemi

    Aug. 19, 2021
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    Aug. 19, 2021

Wanderers, wayfarers, pilgrims have walked through the countryside, over mountain passes … Some have sought wisdom or spiritual enrichment, others just a bite to eat and somewhere

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