Bronze sculpture details
This masterpiece by Ernst Barlach, cast in bronze in 1928, is an icon of modernism and probably the most frequently depicted sculptural work of German origin worldwide. It adorns the covers of many illustrated books and is an integral part of world-famous museums and collections, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
In this sculpture we recognize the »infinity in the silent mirror of clear sounds, simple tones« (said Barlach about a chance musical experience in a note dated August 23, 1914). »The Singing Man« shows in an exemplary manner what Barlach formulated for his artistic credo: »My mother tongue is the human figure, or the milieu, the object through which or in which a person lives, suffers, is happy, feels, thinks.
Edition in bronze, taken directly from the original and reduced in size (reduction), cast using the lost wax technique, chased and patinated by hand. Limited to 150 numbered and signed copies.
ars mundi exclusive edition cast at STRASSACKER
Ernst Barlach - born on January 2nd, 1870 in Wedel in Holstein, died on October 24th, 1938 in Rostock - occupies an exceptional position within German Expressionism. As a graphic artist, draftsman, writer and especially as a sculptor, Barlach created milestones in the history of art: Barlach's sculptural works seek the borderline experience and its representation and this is precisely where their special effect lies. They are works of complex meaning, with which he put the essence of the human being in the foreground and that which stands above the self and the things in the world.