Linger on Klinger

Max Klinger [1857-1920]

As long as the eyes and the stomach are well served, one is rich (…) 

The magic of the picture lies in its ability to embrace and to see, to explore and relate to all that is seen – forms both living or dead – and in its ability to emulate the universe with its marvellous interplay of relationships

The most powerful emotions can be compressed into the most confined of spaces, the most contradictory emotions come thick and fast.

All masters of drawing develop in their works a conspicuous streak of irony, satire and caricature. They delight in pointing out weaknesses – anything sharp, harsh or bad. The basic tenor of almost all their work is: The world should not be like this! So they criticise with their stylus

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