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Modern Bronze - The Flute Player (1936) - signed Ernst Barlach

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"Modern Bronze - The Flute Player (1936) - signed Ernst Barlach"

Weight 3,1 kg

What a lovely bronze figure! This little boy is playing his flute and forgetting the outside world. His eyes shut, leaning back and relaxing on a rock - no one seems to be able to interrupt his concentrated and harmonic play. This famous sculpture signed by the German artist Ernst Barlach is made of 100% bronze and emits an atmosphere of calm and ease. It invites the observer to stand still and listen to the wonderful melodies the little boy might be playing. The figure is accompanied by a helmet as well as a blanket and boots. This might indicate that the boy is playing at war time in order to forget the horrors around him. This petite sculpture will definitely upgrade every collection of fine art pieces.

As all of the bronze products in our shop, this exhibit is hand-cast in our own foundry and subject to our strict quality inspections throughout the entire process of fabrication. All of our sculptures are exclusively compounded with the help of lost-wax casting.
The creator of this masterpiece, Ernst Barlach, was born on January 2, 1870 in Wedel, a small north German town. His father was the doctor George Gottlieb Barlach, his mother was Johanna Loiuse, born Vollert. After graduating school Barlach studied in Hamburg and in Dresden under the great Robert Dietz. He experienced World War I as well as the events leading to World War II until he died in 1938 on October 24 after he suffered a heart disease. Due to these experiences as well as his studies of human behaviour and every day life not only in Germany but also in France, Italy and Russia. Ernst Barlach can be considered one of the best sculptors of the realistic and expressionistic era. Ernst Barlach mostly used wood and bronze to create his fascinating sculptures. Ernst Barlach descendant’s estate is nowadays exhibited in Güstrow and managed be the well-known Ernst-Barlach-Foundation in Germany. The most famous sculpture he ever made was "The Singing Man", created in 1928. This sculpture is nowadays exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art in New York. Some of his artwork was posthumous exhibited at the documenta I and the documenta II and the Leopold Museum in Vienna dedicated a retrospective to Barlach and his work in 2009. 

Height: 31 cm
Width: 19 cm
Depth: 18 cm
Weight: 3,1 kg
100% Bronze

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