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The Wonderful World of Caspar David Friedrich – GI 24 004 (Face to Face)

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11 September 2024 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm BST

Tutor: Tammy Ellis BA (Hons) (Lon) BA (Hons) (Surrey)

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Date: 11 September 2024
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Length of Course:
2 Wednesdays
Reference Code:
GI 24 004
Ward Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LH


Born in Greifswald, Pomerania in 1774, Caspar David Friedrich was an artist whose work epitomised the concepts of the nineteenth century Romantic movement, providing the viewer with an emotional response to the natural world. Through his misty landscapes and the diminished perspective of human presence, Friedrich leads us to explore both metaphysical and spiritual realms, aspects of his work which remain just as relevant in 2024, his 250th birthday.  


This is a repeat of the sold-out Summer 2021 course. 


Caspar David Friedrich, Wanderer above the Sea of Fog, 1817, oil on canvas, Hamburger Kunsthalle. Image source: Wikimedia Commons.

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About the Speaker

Tammy Ellis

Tammy was born in London and raised for some years in the North of England. She returned to her roots in 1982 to attend the University of London to read a degree in French and German and, more importantly, this is where she met her husband.

Whilst languages remain an important part of her life, and she still teaches both French and German up to A level, her main passion is Art History. Tammy has been a lecturer in Art History at The Guildford Institute since graduating from the University of Surrey in 2007. Her main interests lie in 19th, 20th and 21st Century art and her aim has always been to make art accessible and ‘food for the soul’.

Over the past four years Tammy has also been involved in art tours to France, Ireland and Liverpool and has given guided visits of Tate Britain. She thoroughly enjoy the level of interaction that these trips bring. Tammy also lectures privately to groups and gives ‘one-off’ talks on art.

Tammy has three wonderful children, two dogs and a horse and they all keep her very busy! When she does have a moment’s peace, she loves to bake and read books for her book club.


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