|Mist In Art
||[Jan. 31st, 2017|11:59 am]
Who was the first artist to paint mist and fog? Caspar David Friedrich? Turner? Someone less well known of the same generation? I can't think of earlier examples. Friedrich loved it because it was moody, Turner loved it because it diffused the light. Before the romantics came along landscape painting was mostly about topography- and mist was simply this annoying thing that got in the way.|
Once the barrier had been broken artists couldn't get enough of it. The impressionists were crazy for it. Writers too began to exploit it symbolically and atmospherically- and realised it was good for having characters suddenly loom out of. You don't get mist in 18th century novels but Victorian ones are full of it...