Hope and Despair II

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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..."
Hope and Despair II

Hope and Despair II


Ernst Barlach

(German, 1870–1938)
Germany, 20th century

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