Caspar David Friedrich's Wanderer Above The Sea Of Fog

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In Caspar David Friedrich’s Wanderer above the Sea of Fog, he uses affects such as fog, distance, and elevation to shape our view of the figure’s past and how it correlates with the present. Friedrich uses elevation to show power and importance held by the figure within the painting. The figure can be seen standing in a relaxed manner atop a large cliff. Culture has always associated height and elevation with power. For example, Kings and Queens sit on an elevated thrown, and they are the highest authority in their land. A more modern example of the correlation of elevation with power is semi-trucks. The truck drivers sit up high, they own the road, and there’s nothing that anybody can do about it. We will all have a high point in our life
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