Ernst Barlach Houtsnede 'Lilith, Adams erste Frau' ~1922
Ernst Barlach (1870 - 1938)
Houtsnede 'Lilith, Adams erste Frau' ~1922
Afmetingen 19,1 x 14,5 cm., blad 29 x 22,8 cm.
Editeur: Paul Cassirer, Berlijn, 1923. Printer: Pan-Presse Berlijn.
Literatuur: Cat. Raisonné Laur 74,16 B1, eenvoudige uitgave.
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German Expressionism consisted of a number of related creative movements in Germany before the First World War that reached a peak in Berlin during the 1920s. These developments in Germany were part of a larger Expressionist movement in north and central European culture in fields such as architecture, dance, painting, sculpture, as well as cinema. This article deals primarily with developments in German life. Expressionist cinema before and immediately after World War I.
Ernst Barlach (2 January 1870 in Wedel – 24 October 1938 in Rostock) was a German expressionist sculptor, printmaker and writer. Although he was a supporter of the war in the years leading to World War I, his participation in the war made him change his position, and he is mostly known for his sculptures protesting against the war. This created many conflicts during the rise of the Nazi Party, when most of his works were confiscated as degenerate art.