Cupid, Death, and the Beyond, Max Klinger

Max Klinger, Cupid, Death, and the Beyond (Amor, Tod und Jenseits), plate 12 from Intermezzi (Radierung Opus IV), 1881, etching with aquatint on chine collé 

Intermezzi: The Inventive Fantasies of Max Klinger

Feb 13–Jun 10
Friends of Art Gallery

German artist Max Klinger (1857-1920) is celebrated for his imaginative print cycles that blend innovative compositions with often fantastical subjects. A recent acquisition by the Davis Museum, the playful plates of Klinger’s Intermezzi cycle on view this semester present the artist’s unique blend of romanticism and symbolism. A master of aquatint and etching, the cycle attests to the artist’s extraordinary facility with intaglio printing. 

Curated by Claire Whitner, assistant director of curatorial affairs/senior curator of collections.

Image Credit:

Museum purchase, Erna Bottigheimer Sands (Class of 1929) Art Acquisition 2018.7