Germany and Britain: Memory and Myopia
Date Written: 24/10/2014
Year Published: 2014
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX16900
Ernst Barlach was one of Germany's great expressionist artists of the early twentieth century. A virulent nationalist in the run-up to the First World War, Barlach found that his experience of the Western Front stripped him of his jingoism. Much of his subsequent work explored the sorrow and suffering that he saw as the human condition.