• What the newer landscape artists see in a circle of a hundred degrees in Nature they press together unmercifully into an angle of vision of only forty-five degrees. And furthermore, what is in Nature separated by large spaces, is compressed into a cramped space and overfills and oversatiates the eye, creating an unfavorable and disquieting effect on the viewer.

    "Caspar David Friedrich's Der Watzmann: German Romantic Landscape Painting and Historical Geology". Timothy Mitchell, "The Art Bulletin", Volume 66, No. 3 (pp. 452-464), September 1984.