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.
Research Article| November 01 2019
Staring into the Abyss of Time
Representations (2019) 148 (1): 30–56.
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Stephanie O’Rourke; Staring into the Abyss of Time. Representations 1 November 2019; 148 (1): 30–56. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/rep.2019.148.1.30
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