Exhibition of Max Klinger in Leipzig

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Opus VI – “A Glove” 1881

This Sunday I visited ” Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig”. Here are exhibited wonderful art works of an artist Max Klinger (February 18, 1857 – July 5, 1920). I want to enjoy this exhibition with you. Max Klinger – fantastic printmaker, sculpture artist, painter and writer has made big influence for many artists. He created a lot of art works. But was is a little strange, not so many artists knows his works.

Time: 24 July – 24 November 2013
Location: Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig, Germany

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“Max Klinger made his debut as an illustrator in the Society of Berlin Artists in 1878, presenting his Fantasies on a lost glove; dedicated to the woman who lost it. Opus IV was published in its first edition and a print run of 25 copies in 1881. The extremely personal style and biographical influences of this portfolio depict in ten images the love story of a young man, whose features in some of drawings resemble those of Klinger. While his peers were unaccustomed to Klinger’s narrative style, the dreamlike visions and their realistic appearance, the veiled yet open approach to erotically-charged images and the tortuous longings and fears, they have lost nothing of their fascination to the present day..” – the text from http://www.mdbk.de/en/exhibitions/current/Max-Klinger_Cycle_A-Glove_plate7_1881

Kestutis Vasiliunas