LandEscape Art Review // Special Issue - Page 186

LandE scape Raul Moyado CONTEMPORARY ART REVIEW realized the artistic possibilities that such service could offer beyond helping us take photographic references of an existing site. Another inspiration artist was Caspar David Friedrich, author of Wanderer above the Sea of Fog, a painting where we can see an individual (apparently identified as the painter) portrayed backwards playing in the third person the role of spectator within his own scene. In it, an imposing view of nature opens up to him. In one of my own paintings "Holographic Principle" there is a direct reference to me as an author when I ´m self-portrayed in one of my landscapes. Located in front of my workshop and lying on the roof of the house next door, my gaze is directed towards the sky, which opens onto a distant light. It symbolizes the uncertainty about the distant space linked to my mind, associated with a feeling and desire to escape from my immediate reality and rise to the unknown. Somehow, this painting in 360 view where I´m self-portrayed, acts as an exercise to reinterpret the painting Wanderer above the Sea of Fog by Caspar David Friedrich. The new virtual support allows a not yet used possibility in traditional panoramic painting. It is necessary to remember that the pictorial elements of the cycloramic constructions lay in the lateral surroundings and in the upward view. The ground only served as the spectator's platform.