Key concept – Friedrich

During the Key concept lecture today, we spoke about Friedrichs painting and how it looks as though the woods are staring at the person.

Image result for friedrich chasseur in the forest

As much as I love this painting by Friedrich, it stood out to me as something that I should avoid in my subject practice. The person in this painting stands out, as if it is looking at the landscape, or that the landscape is looking at him. This is not what I want to aim for, but the opposite. I want the figures in my painting to become part of the landscape, and for it not to look like they don’t belong there, much like the person in the painting


Author: alannah3012l5

I am a landscape painter who enjoys spending free time exploring and wandering through natural landscapes, understanding that the space I occupy in this world is tiny and temporary. The aim of my paintings is to evoke the same sense of wonder in the viewer that I experience while on my travels and to ignite the realisation that compared to our surroundings, we are miniscule and blend in, we are not above, nor do we have any higher importance than any other being or thing on this planet. My large oil paintings are designed to be displayed outdoors after being inspired by Katherine Grosse in the Venice Biennale, making them appear small in their surroundings, much like the people in them and the people viewing them. However, my zines and watercolours require more attention, showing that even smaller details contain whole worlds and landscapes of their own. Depending on our own experiences we see the prints differently. The text along with the images encourage the viewer to see the same landscape I see.

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