Despair by Margarete Klopfleisch

Sculpture in wood, 1941.

Despair

Art work details

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

Energy still flows through the figure of Europe, clad in chains yet silently defiant, symbolic of a continent ravaged in war yet remaining unbowed. The carving reflects a strong Expressionist tradition leading back to Barlach and the carvings of Karl Schmidt-Rottluff.

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