Despair by Margarete Klopfleisch
Sculpture in wood, 1941.
Art work details
- Year of production :
- Margarete Klopfleisch
- Medium :
- Dimensions :
- height: 34 cms; width: 14 cms
- Credit Line :
- Loaned by Private Collector
- Copyright :
- Reproduced by permission of the artist’s estate, Sonja Grossner.
- 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.