Wilhelm Lehmbruck, 1917/ 18, Bleistift
Photo: Sirius, Duisburg
Wilhelm Lehmbruck - Sculptor and Model
Curator: Katharina B. Lepper
Lehmbruck's work was devoted entirely to the figurative design of humans in their naked form. In this context, given his training at the Düsseldorf academy, which pursued its own goals, the question of the models in Wilhelm Lehmbruck's work becomes especially important. The direct influence of masters of the fine arts ranging from Masaccio to Rodin diminishes and, as of 1909/10, makes way for an individual interpretation of sculptural questions. As regards capturing live models in drawing, this means determining specific periods of calm or movement. The form of expression and its corresponding contents such as pose when dancing or seated, as well as when fleeing and falling, illustrate the path that led to sculpture, like that of the Seated Girl of 1913 through to the later Female Torso of 1918, which is also known as Daphne.