“One of the key ideas that underpinned the Romantic Age was the notion of the sublime, and no romantic painter captured the sublime more effectively than the German landscapist Caspar David Friedrich. A deeply pious, somber man, Friedrich’s genius did not reveal itself until his thirties. But when it did, the result was landscape painting like nothing ever seen before. Rich in symbolism, Friedrich’s landscapes capture the spiritual power of nature, and it is easy for the viewer to be both overwhelmed and attracted by his painstakingly detailed scenes of silence.” ~ From the DVD description.
This season’s films are from a collection of artist biographies entitled “Romantics and Realists.” The meetings will take place on Tuesdays at 1:00. The DVDs are each 50 minutes long. Join Jack Brin for insight into the lives of Francisco Goya (1746 – 1828), Caspar David Friedrich (1774 – 1840), Eugene Delacroix (1798 – 1863), and Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828 – 1882).
Join Jack Brin for today’s film and conversation about art in the community room. Jack Brin is an arts and music enthusiast and a former mathematics professor at Western New England College.
Registration is appreciated.