Psyche und ihre Schwestern/Psyche and her sisters by Max Klinger
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Psyche und ihre Schwestern/Psyche and her sisters 1880

Max Klinger

26 ⨯ 17 cm
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Hans den Hollander Prints

  • About the artwork
    Plate 5 from the portfolio Amor und Psyche (Cupid and Psyche), Opus Va
    medium: etching
    reference: Singer 81, state III
    publisher: Theodor Stroefer, Nuremberg
    printed by: Fr. Felsing, Munich
  • About the artist

    Max Klinger (1857, Leipzig –1920) was a German symbolist painter, sculptor, printmaker and writer. He studied in Karlsruhe, was an admirer of the etchings of Menzel and Goya, and he became soon a skilled engraver himself. He began creating sculptures in the early 1880s. From 1883–1893 he lived in Rome, and became increasingly influenced by the Italian Renaissance and antiquity. His best known work is a series of ten etchings entitled Paraphrase on the Finding of a Glove (1881). These pictures were based on images which came to Klinger in dreams after finding a glove at a rink. The plates suggest various psychological states or existential crises faced by the artist’s protagonist. Klinger traveled around the art centres of Europe for years before returning to Leipzig in 1893. Since 1897 he mostly concentrated on sculpture; his marble statue of Beethoven was an integral part of the Vienna Secession exhibition of 1902. Klinger was cited by many artists as being a major link between the Symbolist movement of the 19th century and the start of the Surrealist movements of the 20th century.

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