Despair by Margarete Klopfleisch

Sculpture in wood, 1941.

Despair

Art work details

Year of production :
1941
Artist:
Margarete Klopfleisch
Medium :
Sculpture
Materials:
Wood
Dimensions :
height: 34 cms; width: 14 cms
Credit Line :
Loaned by Private Collector
Copyright :
Reproduced by permission of the artist’s estate, Sonja Grossner.
Tags:
Nudity, Sculpture, World War II, Klopfleisch

The female figure with her raised arms clutching her head reflects the emotional state of Klopfleisch at the time, who had been interned on the Isle of Man in 1940-41. Whilst on the island she had suffered a miscarriage. This sculpture was a follow up to the original version (maquette), made in plasticine.

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