THE SUBLIMITY IN THE PAINTING OF CASPAR DAVID FRIEDRICH
The purpose of this article is to consider the category of sublime in the painting of the German romantic artist, Caspar David Friedrich refered to the Kantian idea of sublime, formulated in the Critique Power of Judgment. The basic thesis is, that interpretation of creation of the excellent German lanscapes’ painter in context Kant’s theory of sublimity characterizes this turning point in art of early XIX-Century. Although its proper meaning was discovered just in modern art. The explication of Friedrich’s painting through such unique aesthetic category like sublimity seems to be also a terse description of romantic art.
Krystyna Demkowicz-Dobrzańska, Uniwersytet Gdański, ul. Bażyńskiego 1a, 80-952 Gdańsk, Poland
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