Staring into the abyss of time
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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.
O'Rourke , S 2019 , ' Staring into the abyss of time ' , Representations , vol. 148 , no. 1 , pp. 30-56 . https://doi.org/10.1525/rep.2019.148.1.30
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