Hope and Despair II

Ernst Barlach (German, 1870-1938)1931

The Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland, United States

In both his sculpture and prints, Barlach expressed the suffering and anguish of World War I (1914-18) and the difficult years that followed. The artist, whose work depicts ordinary workers, wrote: "Truly, not beauty and loveliness is our strength, our power, but rather the opposite, ugliness, daemonic passion and the grotesque genius of greatness..."

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  • Title: Hope and Despair II
  • Creator: Ernst Barlach (German, 1870-1938)
  • Date Created: 1931
  • Type: Print
  • Rights: CC0
  • External Link: https://clevelandart.org/art/1953.344
  • Medium: lithograph
  • Department: Prints
  • Culture: Germany, 20th century
  • Credit Line: Gift of The Print Club of Cleveland in memory of William J. Eastman
  • Collection: PR - Lithograph
  • Accession Number: 1953.344

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