Staring into the abyss of time

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Abstract

This essay examines the role of geological time in the work of the German Romantic artist Caspar David Friedrich in the early nineteenth century. It foregrounds the challenges this model of time posed for the relationship between the human and the natural—a relationship usually considered central to Friedrich’s work—and for the perceptual powers of the viewing subject.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-56
Number of pages27
JournalRepresentations
Volume148
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Nov 2019

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