These two paintings have been plaguing my mind recently. I’ve known the above paining, Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog for a while now. It’s hanging in my room. I saw Young Man at His Window this week in my architecture class and I immediately connected the two. They bear so many similarities, both dealing with isolation and the individual. Yet they contrast so obviously. Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog is all about the Romantic individual and his place in nature. Young Man at His Window depicts the modern man in the urban surrounding. Both are isolated, but for vastly different reasons. So much changed in such a short period of time and I’m not sure it was all for the best.

I dunno, I find it fascinating. 


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