Despair by Margarete Klopfleisch
Sculpture in wood, 1941.
Art work details
- Year of production :
- Margarete Klopfleisch
- Medium :
- Credit Line :
- Loaned by Private Collector
- Copyright :
- Reproduced by permission of the artist’s estate, Sonja Grossner.
- 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.