Idealized Wilderness by Caspar Wolf

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Aargauer Kunsthaus Aarau
published on 30 March 2022

Caspar Wolf (1735–1783), Romantische Waldlandschaft mit drei Figuren,
die eine Felszunge besteigen, 1769, Oil on canvas. Exhibited as part of the 2022 exhibition In the Forest - A Cultural History in the Swiss National Museum, Zürich.

The uprooted fir trees stand for the elemental and uncontrollable forces of nature. Caspar Wolf composed this primeval forest in his studio in a theatrical mis en scène.

©Aargauer Kunsthaus Aarau, Depositum der Koch-Berner-Stiftung (used with permission)

Photo: Jörg Müller.

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