Ernst Barlach artwork • statue • sculpture • previously for sale Sleepings vagabonds (Sleeping farmer and his wife)
Wedel (Duitsland) 1870-1938 Rostock (Duitsland)
Sleepings vagabonds (Sleeping farmer and his wife)
Böttger-stoneware 29.8 x 41.0 cm, signed with signature stamp on the side and executed 1956
This sculpture was previously for sale.
Sculptor / writer Ernst Barlach was an important German expressionist. He studied at academies in Hamburg, Dresden and Paris, and then worked for some time in Florence. In 1906 he made a trip to Russia, which was of great influence. Barlach then developed his characteristic style: sculptures of human figures, with an emphasis on the face and hands, which often express strong emotions. The rest of the sculpture is abstracted, with expressive lines. Barlach has also written eight stage plays, a novel and an autobiography, and made numerous woodcuts and lithographs. He designed several public monuments and received many awards for his work.