Talk:Wanderer above the Sea of Fog
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That's not an animal in the Chalk Cliffs on Rügen picture, as per the description in the article, it's a man on his hands and knees looking over the edge of the cliff. R011ingthunder 01:55, 11 August 2007 (UTC)
- Ok, thanks for that. He must have been pretty hairy then ;) -- Anonymous DissidentTalk 02:16, 11 August 2007 (UTC)
- "Important" paintings is a novel concept. :-) Even the most artistic and iconic paintings are devoid of importance. I think that it is claimed that Picasso's "Guernica" influenced the Spanish Revolution, which would make it important, but I cannot think of another example. A list of great, notable, iconic, artistically influential, etc. paintings would be a wonderful idea, with a brief note saying why each is included. 126.96.36.199 (talk) 01:48, 8 April 2013 (UTC)Eric
This article makes a lot of claims about the reading of this work that I don't believe can be backed up. In addition to that, the grammer is very awkward. Some words are repeated in unusual ways and phrases sometimes start out as facts but have rambling opinions tacked on at the end. It should be re-worked. It is a serious problem for Wikipedia that people's individual interpretations about works of art are published. The article content should only consist of facts (which does not exclude a historically factual intepretation from a worthwhile source such as another important artist, historical figure or field expert). Justinjuicebox (talk) 22:37, 27 December 2007 (UTC)
The word "desecration" has been used here in the wrong sense. I'm trying to think of the word that the writer intends, and it keeps slipping away. Help somebody! Amandajm (talk) 12:08, 28 February 2009 (UTC)
This painting is also mentioned in the book "If the Dead Rise Not" by Philip Kerr. It is used as an illustration of how a character feels after having no choice but to leave her lover. Returning to America from Germany in 1936. A second painting is also mentioned in the same passage by Friedrich this is "The Sea of Ice" again as an illustration of the character's emotional state. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Petepsy (talk • contribs) 10:16, 16 October 2010 (UTC)
Pop culture section
The pop culture section is a classic example of a miscellaneous collection of trivia, described in Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Trivia sections. First, all of the uncited bits should be deleted. Next, the remainder, which has citations, should be integrated into a relevant section of the article. The difficulty in finding a relevant section for things like a tangential connection with the Hound of the Baskervilles is a good clue that it should be removed altogether. If substantial citations can be found to show that art and culture authorities find any of the parts of the pop culture items to be significant, then that would be a reason to keep them.
A list of every odd example of a reference to Wander above the Sea of Fog, without rhyme or reason, would be just the sort of thing WP:INDISCRIMINATE says is not encyclopedic. --Dennis Bratland (talk) 03:39, 2 April 2012 (UTC)
File:Caspar David Friedrich 032 (The wanderer above the sea of fog).jpg to appear as POTD
Hello! This is a note to let the editors of this article know that File:Caspar David Friedrich 032 (The wanderer above the sea of fog).jpg will be appearing as picture of the day on April 7, 2013. You can view and edit the POTD blurb at Template:POTD/2013-04-07. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page. Thanks! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:43, 23 March 2013 (UTC)
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Is the commentary "Ryan Britt wrote for Tor.com that the painting's iconic composition has been highly influential on the composition of scenes in stage or screen productions such as..." encyclopedic or just original research? Who is Ryan Britt and what makes his blog authoritative? - Pointillist (talk) 12:48, 7 April 2013 (UTC)
- Looks like blog spam and OR to me...Modernist (talk) 12:57, 7 April 2013 (UTC)
Lost Girl "The Wanderer" plot.
I know this painting - and the figure in it - is playing a key role in the fantasy show Lost Girl's ongoing third season plot, I think that's probably worth mentioning, it's central to the whole arc. Exactly what it means, or who the figure is going to turn out to "be" within the show, is yet to be resolved, but there's been a very strong emphasis on it for several episodes now.
The finale has only aired in Canada as yet, it will air in the US soon, but The Wanderer character is hugely important. He's implied to be the heroine's father, and a much feared villain of great power. Just to give some context, the tarot card appears at key plot points to signpost his influence over events throughout the season, sometimes accompanied by the song The Wanderer by Dion. He appears in person for a moment towards the end of the final episode, basically exactly as he is in the painting, right down to the pose. The cliffhanger final shot of the season is another one of his cards, this time with the heroine apparently trapped in the painting with him. The storyline is going to span at least two seasons, and he's likely to be the villain next year. Lost Girl isn't a huge show, but The Wanderer has been a huge part of the series this year.
- Thanks for the heads-up. I've done some searches for "Lost Girl" "Wanderer above the Sea of Fog" and apparently the painting was used as the image on the Wanderer tarot card in a recent episode. Unfortunately none of the sources I've found so far is what Wikipedia would call reliable (most of them seem to be self-published) so at the moment this isn't properly encyclopedic content. The situation might well change if the storyline gets critical coverage in mainstream media (e.g. national newspapers). Hope this helps - Pointillist (talk) 22:46, 11 April 2013 (UTC)