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Klinger, Max 1857–1920.

“Bianca”, Rome 1890.

Oil on pasteboard, 47.5 × 39.3cm.
Leipzig, Museum der Bildenden Künste.
The Siren
On the terrace
Death of Caesar
Portrait of Elsa Asenijeff wearing evening dress
Die blaue Stunde
Die Gesandtschaft
Büste der Kassandra
Klinger im Atelier von Gussow in Karlsruhe
On the Beach
The Judgement of Paris
Kopf eines bärtigen Mannes
View of Siena from San Domenico
Crucifixion of Christ
Psyche mit der Lampe
“Der Morgen”
Pergola on the Island of Syra
Christ on Mount Olympus
Portrait of the Mother
July 2020: 100 years since the Death of Max Klinger
Max Klinger was born on 18 February 1857 and died on 5 July 1920.

Klinger's best known work is a series of ten etchings entitled Paraphrase on the Finding of a Glove (printed 1881). These pictures were based on images which came to him in dreams after finding a glove at an ice-skating rink. In the leitmotivic device of a glove, belonging to a woman whose face we never see, Klinger anticipated the research of Freud and Krafft-Ebing on fetish objects.

Max Klinger was a major link between the symbolist movement of the 19th Century and the start of the metaphysical and Surrealist movements of the 20th Century.
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