Luxury Design, Past & Present
Bronze, brown patinated by Ernst Barlach, 1914. Inscribed and numbered of the plinth: E. Barlach 8/8. Stamped with the foundry mark: H.Noack.Berlin
provenance: Alfred Flechtheim.
Dimensions: Width: 23.23 in ( 59 cm ), Height: 17.72 in ( 45 cm )
Very good condition
The Avenger is one of Barlach's most celebrated sculptures and has become regarded as one of the most compelling symbols of the German Expressionist Movement. The dynamic sculpture is a symbol of the war and the dissatisfaction with the political, economical and social conditions at that time. The powerful scene of a warrior striding forward and holding an enormous sword over his back accentuates the expressive language and the aggressivity of Barlach’s work.