Friedrich Nietzsche, 1906
Oil on canvas
on Jan 27, 2002:
I love the position of Nietzsche against the horizon. The mountain
formations behind his head change the scene from landscape to
a symbol of the enlightenment pouring from the great philosopher's
mind. Nietzsche stands on a bridge that overlooks the swirling
world below, but I don't believe he is looking down upon it. His
expression reveals he is deep in thought, standing on his perch
closer to the sky than to the hills below. A beautiful and accurate
depiction of this master of thought. One can almost feel what
he is thinking...
wrote on Jan 6, 2002:
...To The Dude: I would like to react to your comment. I think
Celia's comment was very valid as it is her opinion. She may not
know who the man is, but he certainly looks old and he certainly
looks thoughtful. You may have written a lot more, but she started
with 'I think..' and so you should respect that.
Dude wrote on Apr 17, 2001:
No No No
I would just like to react to the last comment made on this work
that seems to exclude the fact that Nietzsche was one of the greatest
philosophers of the 19th century. This masterful portrait is not
that of any "old man" but that of a deep, original thinker who
changed the history of thought on life, death, freedom, and morality
for the rest of time. The landscape and leitmotiv ("bridge of
life") enhance the intellectual and emotional purity of this man.
wrote on Mar 25, 2001:
I think that this picture represents thought. Very little people
sit and bask in deep thought. I feel that this picture contains
a taste of sad memories that this old man is reminiscing.