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Polityczne uwarunkowania mody niemieckiej w malarstwie Caspara Davida Friedricha

Katarzyna Wakuła

Political Conditions of German Fashion in Painting of Caspar David Friedrich

Even a cursory overview of Caspar David Friedrich’s works shows that the clothes of people portrayed, often his contemporaries, differ from trends of the German fashion (and European) of the first half of the 19th century. Apart from a few exceptions (e.g. Wanderer above the Sea of Fog, 1818; Dreamer, 1835), the heroines and heroes of Friedrich’s canvases were wearing the so-called old-German clothes (Die Altdeutsche Tracht). The article focuses on discussing the symbolism and meaning of the role of this garment in the works of the German Romantic painting precursor.