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Historical and Cultural Context
Drawing Prompt
Ernst Barlach (1870-1938) b. Germany


“…my artistic language is the human figure or the objet through which or in which man lives, suffer, rejoices, feels, thinks…The things that arrest my attention are what a human being has suffered and is able to endure, his greatness, his concerns…” - http://www.jstor.org/pss/4334267

Media emphasis: sculptor, print maker - ceramicist - dramatist

Art movement(s): Expressionism, Modern Gothic

Principles and elements of design: emphasis, form, movement, space, texture

Helpful links: http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/barlach.htm


Barlach - Faust
Barlach - Frieze of the LIsteners
Barlach - Kiss
Barlach - Sitting Man


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