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Barlach, Ernstlocked

(b Wedel, nr Hamburg, Jan 2, 1870; d Rostock, Oct 24, 1938).
  • Yvonne Modlin

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German sculptor and printmaker. He experimented with several media because he believed that conventional forms of communication were too formulaic and often failed to make tangible the essence of artistic vision. In his plastic and literary oeuvres Barlach sought to define and externalize the inner processes of humanity and nature through depriving his subject of its superficial mask and extraneous detail....

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