Thursday, November 24, 2016

Oskar Pafka (1896-1949) ...Femina Satanus - oil painting on plywood 1935

Wilhelm Laage (1868-1930) ...Final, woodcut 1899

The woodcut with its dark masses, with its "face" striving out of chaos to the light, simple, simple and yet immensely strong in the language, I needed, and jubilantly I clung to him as he said to me: "Take Me, I will help you to express what is raging and roaring within you. " Like a demon, he always stood before me and drove me to restless work. Soon I realized its value for my art. WL 1917