The sublime beauty of the natural world is eternally engaging for the human psyche and has become the focus of an exciting new exhibition at the Alte Nationalgalerie in Berlin. “Wanderlust”, on view through 16 September 2018, showcases the nineteenth-century European fascination with the majesty of the landscape across an array of works by some of the era’s most acclaimed painters.
This exhibition weaves the tale of the growing enthusiasm for nature over the course of the era, a fervor fueled by the rise of Romanticism and the desire to reconnect not only with the world but also with the self. From Caspar David Friedrich’s gripping Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog (1817) to the cutting-edge color of Paul Gauguin’s Bonjour Monsieur Gauguin (1889), the works included in this showcase – more than 120 in total – offer visitors the opportunity to reinvest with nature themselves as they learn about how these pivotal figures viewed the world around them.
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