TBD Read: Landscape and Memory

I have a tendency to check out one too many books from the library. By the time it comes time to return them, I have only soaked up bits and pieces of each book. One such book is Landscape and Memory by Simon Schama. Schama takes a deep dive look into the myths associated with landscape. How they have affected religion, thought, history, etc.

It’s a heavy and lengthy book. I quickly glanced through it. The only “contemporary” artist mentioned was Anselm Kiefer. The majority of the book is devoted to artwork prior to 1900. I’m returning it (because I have to), but I intend to revisit it another day. If you have any experience with the book or its topic, please share in the comments below.

Some artwork I want to keep fresh in my memory:

Anselm Kiefer
Varus, 1976
Oil and acrylic on burlap, 78 7/10 × 106 3/10 in
Centre Pompidou

Caspar David Friedrich  The Cross in the Mountains,  1812 Oil on canvas, 45 x 37 cm Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf

Caspar David Friedrich
The Cross in the Mountains, 1812
Oil on canvas, 45 x 37 cm
Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf

Caspar David Friedrich  Cross in the Mountains (Tetschen Altar),  1808 Oil on canvas, 115 x 110 cm Gemäldegalerie, Dresden

Caspar David Friedrich
Cross in the Mountains (Tetschen Altar), 1808
Oil on canvas, 115 x 110 cm
Gemäldegalerie, Dresden