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Action (Handlung), from the Glove (Ein Handschuh) series

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Action (Handlung), 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 B

Dimensions

19 x 12 1/2 inches plate

Location

Currently Not on View

Description

Events are set in motion when a young man (Klinger) retrieves the glove, apparently dropped unawares by the woman we see only from the back. The man’s loss of his hat may signify that he is also losing his head and about to enter the world of fantasies and dreams. The shift from a bright, rational foreground to a dark, mysterious background introduces a note of uncertainty.

Credit

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

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