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Sortilèges - Giandra de Castro -1 - DSC03004

Sortilèges - Giandra de Castro -1 - DSC03004

Artwork #223911 certified by ArtTrust

The story of this artwork :

I went to a photo shooting to the lake of Passy, in the French Alps (Haute Savoie).
This day the sky was cloudy, windy, but surprisingly the water was still.

As I usually do, I stayed hours looking at the surface of the lake, listening to the Water stories, trying to see further than the immediate perception of the landscape. Then it appeared, just perfect : the painterly mountain.

I have been struck by this same mood that I found in one of my favorite paintings, Der Wanderer über dem Nebelmeer, also known as :
- Traveler / Wanderer over the Sea of Fog
- Traveler / Wanderer above the Mist
- Mountaineer in a Misty Landscape

The inspiring Artwork is an oil painting of 1818 by the German Romantic artist Caspar David Friedrich, a representative work of German Romanticism.

Just like in the romantic masterpiece, faded mountains rise through the wreaths of fog, and just like in the oil painting the pervading fog stretches out indefinitely, eventually commingling with the horizon and becoming indistinguishable from the cloud-filled sky.

Alledgedly, in the oil painting, the message conveyed by the painting is one of self-reflection, expressed through the wanderer's gazings into the murkiness of the sea of fog. In this photograph, we are this wandere, this traveler.

Both the oil painting and this photograph represent not only what he has in front of him but also what the traveler and we see inside himself, ourselves, as the hues, shades, colors, tones and subject uncovers a specific mod.

Nevertheless, in the oil painting, the wanderer is atop the precipice and we see the figure's back, we see the same point of view.
In this photograph, we look up at the mountains, we do not dominate it. The emotion then is not quite the same. In this photograph, the access to the feeling is direct, no need to share the point of view of a traveler. We are alone in the picture, and we look up at the mountains, fee