Wanderer above the Sea of Gog – Is it Really a Romantic Masterpiece?
Wanderer above the Sea of Fog is a masterpiece of the Romantics. Although it may have been painted in the 19th century, it's now considered one of the most influential pieces of art in the German Romantic movement.
This evocative painting depicts a lone figure surrounded by a sea of haze. The story behind Wanderer above the Sea of Fog was commissioned by the German magazine Der Spiegel, which was created on the 50th anniversary of World War II. While the painting is an allegory of artistic solitude, it may also be a metaphor for critical awareness and sensitivity.