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Ernst Barlach
Walpurgisnacht - Rare Book Illustrated by Ernst Barlach - 1923

1923

$889.51

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Walpurgisnacht is an original Rare Book engraved by the Expressionist German artist Ernst Barlach (1870- 1938) and taken by the first part of the Faust by Wolfgang Goethe (Frankfurt, 1749 – Weimar, 1832) in 1923. Original First Edition. Format: in 4°. Published by Paul Cassirer, Berlin. The book includes 49 pages and Twenty full page woodcuts. Mint conditions. Ernst Barlach (1870- 1938), a German expressionist sculptor, printmaker and writer. His participation in the war made him change his position, and he is mostly known for his artworks protesting against the war. Barlach trained under French artists and produced Art Nouveau-style sculpture and works on paper, but at first unable to find success. This led to a trip to Russia where the artist began creating figurative sculptures inspired by early Gothic art, carving spiritual and emotional themes from hard-woods and bronze casts. Barlach's fame increased after the war, he received many awards and became a member of the prestigious Preußische Akademie der Künste ( Prussian Art Academy) in 1919. He was a supporter of the war in the years leading to World War I, he generated many anti-war sculptures based on his experiences. Later in life, he concentrated on prints, producing hundreds of black-and-white lithographs and woodcuts, some of which illustrated books and plays he wrote himself. The work is taken from the First part of Goethe's Faust. Faust is a tragic play in two parts by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, usually known in English as Faust, Part One and Faust, Part Two. Although rarely staged in its entirety, it is the play with the largest audience numbers on German-language stages. Faust is considered by many to be Goethe's magnum opus and the greatest work of German literature.

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  • Creator
    Ernst Barlach (1870-1938, German)
  • Creation Year
    1923
  • Dimensions
    Height: 9.45 in. (24 cm)Width: 7.09 in. (18 cm)Depth: 0.08 in. (2 mm)
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  • Gallery Location
    Roma, IT
  • Reference Number
    Seller: M-1176061stDibs: LU65037936752

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