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Two Men Contemplating the Moon painting by Caspar David Friedrich in What Dreams May Come movie
Two Men Contemplating the Moon, Caspar David Friedrich
Movie: What Dreams May Come
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cast: Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr., Annabella Sciorra, Max von Sydow, Marie Nielsen
actors in scene: Robin Williams, Annabella Sciorra, Marie Nielsen
country (movie): USA, New Zealand
genres: fantasy, melodrama
director: Vincent Ward
writers: Ronald Bass
time of scene: 00:15:56
release year: 1998
painting title: Two Men Contemplating the Moon
author: Caspar David Friedrich
date of creation: 1830
style: Romanticism
size: medium
artist's country: Germany
room: workshop, other
room colors: brown, creamy
theme: genre scene
color: green, brown
additional description:
This is the third version of one of Friedrich's most famous paintings, of which the first (1819) is in the Gemäldegalerie, Dresden, and the second (ca. 1824) is in the Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin. The two men contemplating the sinking moon have been identified as Friedrich himself, on the right, and his talented young colleague August Heinrich (1794–1822). The mood of pious contemplation relates to fascination with the moon as expressed in contemporary poetry, literature, philosophy, and music. Both figures are seen from the back so that the viewer can participate in their communion with nature, which the Romantics saw as a manifestation of the Sublime.
It currently resides in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Cit.
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