Max Klinger

November 30, 2010 at 7:59 pm (Uncategorized) (, )

Max Klinger (1857-1920) was a German-born artist whose work had a strong influence on other Symbolists such as Otto Greiner and Alfred Kubin. He achieved much acclaim during his lifetime for his fantastical engravings, the most famous perhaps being the Paraphrase on the Discovery of a Glove series. He was also a talented sculptor, as witnessed in his remarkable statue of Beethoven.

He was inspired by Goya’s paintings of the supernatural and the bizarre, and Michael Gibson wrote of him that his work is ‘characterised by the development of an imaginary world which is both realistic and slightly out of kilter with reality, thus giving an impression of the uncanny.”

 

Back Into Nothingness

Back Into Nothingness

 

 

 

Plague

Plague

 

 

'Action' from the 'Paraphrase on the Discovery of a Glove' series

'Action' from the 'Paraphrase on the Discovery of a Glove' series

 

 

Kiss

Kiss

 

 

Invocation

Invocation

The Statue of Beethoven

The Statue of Beethoven

 

 

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