Max Klinger: The Intermezzi Print Cycle

Max Klinger (1857-1920)
The Artist in the Attic, 1882
Etching and aquatint on thin wove paper
5-3/4” x 2-3/8”
Ewers Gift for Fine Arts Fund Purchase

(June 3–August 14, 2004)

Widely recognized as one of the more central figures in Germany at the turn of the 20th century, Max Klinger (1857–1920) was especially celebrated for his print cycles. Jointly organized by the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery, The State University of New York, Potsdam, and Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, this exhibition will present one of Klinger’s central print cycles, <i>Intermezzi</i>, as well as an important self-portrait of the artist. Intermezzi (1881) is not an integrated cycle of plates, but rather an assemblage of diverse themes, including several plates of centaurs in landscapes, and four plates devoted to the baroque novel Simplicius Simplicissimus (1669), by H. J. C. von Grimmelshausen.