Walter Spitzer Encre Et Aquarelle Sur Papier 1997 Poland France
Encre et Aquarelle sur papier. Format 31 x 22 cm. Autres oeuvres de cet artiste disponibles. Pour toutes informations nous contacter tel. 06 81 01 49 19. Cette oeuvre est visible sur rendez-vous à la Galerie Montfort 5, rue de Provence 75009 PARIS. Walter Spitzer was born in Cieszyn, Poland. A Holocaust survivor, he made his first drawing in a concentration camp with a burnt stick on an empty cement bag. Walter Spitzer has lived and worked since WWII in France, where he studied at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris. Walter Spitzer has achieved great renown as a painter and printmaker. Whether in his paintings of Biblical subjects or in lithographs such as ours, inspired by the writings of Sartre, Montherlant and Kazantzakis, Walter Spitzer is occupied with two great, interlinked themes: mans inhumanity to man, and the humanity of man. He will surely be recognized in the future as one of the great witnesses to the twentieth-century experience. See: Emmanuel Hayman, Walter Spitzer, 2002; Walter Spitzer, Sauvé par le dessin Buchenwald, 2004. France-based Artist Walter Spitzer describes the moment, when his life was, quite literally, saved by drawing. During the final months of World War II, the Polish-born Jew was an inmate of the Buchenwald concentration camp and was summoned to appear before the German political prisoner who was in charge of his barracks. Spitzers name was on a list of inmates to be sent off the next day to a work camp, a move which would mean certain death for him. His anti-Nazi barracks chief told the artist he would strike him from the transport list on one condition. Spitzer had to promise, if he survived, to tell with your pencils all you have seen here. Spitzer was only 17 at the time and lived to honor his vow, providing post-war generations with an artistic record of the Holocaust and other 20th century crimes against humanity in harrowing works like the skeletal portrait of the Nazi Deaths Head Officer he created for an edition of French Writer-Statesman Andre Malrauxs novel about the Nazi Occupation. Spitzer is represented in the Sacred Art Pilgrim Collection by lithographic studies of this kind, which he made in the 1960s to illustrate the collected novels of Malraux and French Existentialist Philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre. Malraux was Minister of Cultural Affairs in the De Gaulle government, when he saw nine Spitzer aquatints of the Nazi concentration camps. He decided no one but Spitzer was capable of illustrating his historical-philosophical novels. , set during the failed 1927 Communist uprising in China and the Spanish Civil War. Spitzers successful collaboration with Malraux led to further commissions to create a cycle of lithographs to accompany the existentialist fiction of Sartre, including his trilogy of novels, dealing with issues of human freedom and engagement in the war years. Few 20th century artists have Spitzers intimate knowledge of the terrain of hell.
His shocking scenes of bayoneting and mass murder, heaped corpses and coffin processions, bring to mind what is, no doubt, the greatest work of art ever to depict human bestiality in time of war, 19th century Spanish Artist Francisco Goyas etching series. In a two page spread from. Spitzer pays homage to Goyas monumental painting of a firing squad in The Third of May.
Some viewers may wonder what such disturbing views of cruelty and depravity have to do with sacred art. What first draw me to Spitzers work was the Crucifixion image he created for Malrauxs novel. (The Temptation of the West). Which presents the fictionalized correspondence between a European and Chinese intellectual, offering a questioning Oriental perspective on Western culture. Few works by Christian artists express so well the compassionate suffering of Christ as this portrait by a survivor of Auschwitz and Buchenwald. Crucifixion imagery recurs throughout Spitzers work. In the anguished features of this devote man, soon to be engulfed by the Holocaust, I see a striking resemblance to Spitzers dying Christ, another on the endless list of Jewish victims of injustice--and I fall silent. L'item "Walter Spitzer encre et aquarelle sur papier 1997 Poland France" est en vente depuis le vendredi 4 décembre 2015.
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- Type: encre et aquarelle
- Période: XXème et contemporain
- Thème: Personnage
- Caractéristiques: Signé