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Fears (Ängste), from the Glove (Ein Handschuh) series

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Fears (Ängste), from the Glove (Ein Handschuh) series

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Max Klinger
German, 1857–1920

Date

1880–81, published 1924

Medium

Etching and aquatint on wove paper

Accession #

1977.7 F

Dimensions

12 1/2 x 19 in plate

Location

Currently Not on View

Description

The glove appears in the finder’s/Klinger’s nightmare. Continuing the watery motif, other gloves swim upward, perhaps to free the lost glove, wedged behind the sleeper’s pillow. Other figures struggling in the flood try to rouse the dreamer and entreat him to return the glove.

This composition is reminiscent of the eerie style of the Spanish artist Francisco de Goya, who—nearly one hundred years earlier—created a series of similarly nightmarish etchings.

Credit

Purchase with funds from the Lawrence and Alfred Fox Foundation for the Ralph K. Uhry Collection

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