Trees and churches...they used to coexist!
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Romantic-era-art-filter: help me find the most beautiful painting that I've only seen once?
posted by deep thought sunstar to media & arts (10 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
So picture your typical, blase undergrad, about 12-13 years ago, taking History of Western Art. Suddenly, this class-blowing-off, "why-do-I have-to-take-this" girl discovers the Romantics via H. of W.A. slideshow, and starts coming to class way more regularly. Unfortunately, this previously uncaring student was so enthralled by the insane brilliance displayed that she certainly didn't bother with such worldly activities as taking notes. She therefore needs her fellow MeFites to identify the following painting for her:
Romantic era(ish). Basically it was a cathedral with the two outlying spires consisting of evergreens. Full-front view. I've never succeeded in finding it again, due to not knowing the artist, title, or country of origin. Please tell me what it is!
Bonus points for recommending other Romantic paintings that have rocked your world, for whatever reason...preferably ones that are nature-oriented.