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Introduction
Max Klinger (18 February 1857 – 5 July 1920) was a German artist who produced significant work in painting, sculpture, prints and graphics, as well as writing a treatise articulating his ideas on art and the role of graphic arts and printmaking in relation to painting. He is associated with symbolism, the Vienna Secession, and Jugendstil (Youth Style) the German manifestation of Art Nouveau. He is best known today for his many prints, particularly a series entitled Paraphrase on the Finding of a Glove and his monumental sculptural installation in homage to Beethoven at the Vienna Secession in 1902.
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Introduction
German painter and sculptor, best known for his large series of nightmarish etchings. Conscious of, but detached from the new ideas and style of late 19th century Europe, Klinger is difficult to classify, though much of his work can be considered Symbolist. Subjects and influences run the gamut from commentary of prostitution, late 19th century Berlin living conditions, and the philosophy of Arthur Schopenhauer and Friedrich Nietzsche. His "Beethoven Monument" (1899-1902) pays a monstrous homage to the composer, depicted as a Greek god on a large alabaster throne. Comment on works: graphic artist
Nationalities
German, Italian
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Professor, Writer, Etcher, Painter, Sculptor
Names
Max Klinger, Makkusu Kuringa, Makkusu Kuringā, m. klinger, Klinger Max, Monogrammiert M. K.
Ulan
500023867
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