The City and the Sea

December 9, 2010

Caspar David Friedrich, The Monk by the Sea, 1808-1810

Mark Rothko, “Untitled” (Blue Divided by Blue), 1966 |

If we can make rivers look like this ↑, can we make cities look like this ↓?

Caspar David Friedrich, The Sea of Ice, 1823–1824

Paul Nash, Totes Meer, 1940-41

(Yes, I have been watching The Art of Germany on BBC4 and I recommend that you do too.)

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