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.