Graphic Work of Max Klinger

Visions in Black and White:
The Graphic Work of Max Klinger

May 16–August 17, 2014 in the Lockhart Gallery

Abduction, from The Glove by Max KlingerThis exhibition showcases two portfolios from the 1880s by the German artist Max Klinger (1857–1920)—A Glove and On Death, Part I. Klinger, a painter, sculptor and writer as well as printmaker, was one of the most influential German artists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He believed that the medium of the black and white print was the best means to explore what he called “the dark side of life.”

In both A Glove and On Death, Part I, Klinger weaves together images of the real and the imaginary to create powerful visionary narratives of love, death and longing.

This exhibition is sponsored by the Emily Sibley Watson, Georgia O’Keeffe and Claude Monet Societies of the Gallery’s Director’s Circle.

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Pictured: Abduction (Enführung), from A Glove (Ein Handschuh). Etching. Knapp Fund.