Saturday, January 24, 2015

Walter Schnackenberg

Walter Schnackenberg - Die Rauschtranke, 1949Die Rauschtranke, 1949
 Walter Schnackenberg - Escaping over the roof (1955)Escaping over the roof, 1955
 Walter Schnackenberg - The decapitated girl and the bat (1949)The decapitated girl and the bat, 1949
 Walter Schnackenberg - In the mountain gorge (1949)In the mountain gorge, 1949

Walter Schnackenberg - Good and Evil (1948)Good and Evil, 1948

Walter Schnackenberg - The stage performers (1958)The stage Performers, 1958
 Walter Schnackenberg - The curious dinosaur (1950)The curious dinosaur, 1950

Walter Schnackenberg - "Lichtscheues Gesindel," 1950Lichtscheues Gesindel, 1950
 Walter Schnackenberg - Surreal figures in a rocky landscape (1957)Surreal Figures In a rocky landscape, 1957

Walter Schnackenberg - Surreal figures over the pyramids (1957)Surreal figures over the pyramids, 1957
 Walter Schnackenberg - The embrace (1949)The embrace, 1949

Walter Schnackenberg - "Modes," 1951Modes, 1951
 Walter Schnackenberg - "Unterwelt," 1951Unterwelt, 1951

Walter Schnackenberg - The sleepwalker (1956)The sleepwalker, 1956
 Walter Schnackenberg - Death on the stage (1957)Death on the stage, 1957
 Walter Schnackenberg - Die Virtuosin, 1949Die Virtuosin, 1949
 Walter Schnackenberg - A young girl exploring a river in a gorge (1949)A young girl exploring a river in a gorge, 1949
 Walter Schnackenberg - "Die Schere," 1950Die Schere, 1950
 Walter Schnackenberg - "Place Blanche," 1948Place Blanche, 1948
 Walter Schnackenberg - "An der Bar," 1956An der Bar, 1956
 Walter Schnackenberg - Das Komitee (1958)Das Komitee, 1958

Walter Schnackenberg - "Das Vergnugen," 1950Das Vergnugen, 1950
 Walter Schnackenberg - Ein Karussell träumt (1950)Ein Karussell träumt, 1950
 Walter Schnackenberg - A surreal conversation (1948)A surreal conversation, 1948
 Walter Schnackenberg - Die Krone der Schöpfung (1948)Die Krone der Schöpfung, 1948
 Walter Schnackenberg - Spinne mit Maulkorb (1958)Spinne mit Maulkorb, 1958

"Born in Bad Lauterburg in 1880, Walter Schnackenberg found his vocation as a draughtsman and painter while still very young. At 19 he went to Munich, where he at first attended Heinrich Knirr's painting school before going on directly, like so many of his contemporaries, to study at the Franz von Stuck Academy. Drawing is Schnackenberg's strong point. His lively imagination made him particularly good at caricature. He drew for the celebrated magazines 'Jugend' and 'Simplizissimus'. His themes were theatre and the comic muse. Travelling extensively, Schnackenberg often went to Paris, where he was especially interested in the work of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. As a print-maker, Schnackenberg devoted himself mainly to poster art and his most mature work is in this genre. He was also well-known as a designer of stage scenery and costumes. With his evident preference for frivolous ladies, he was highly fashionable in his day. Schnackenberg does not have the acutely critical approach of a Grosz or a Hubbuch. Instead, his works resemble those of Jeanne Mammen, who devoted herself to portraying pert Berlin girls. During the late phase of his career, Schnackenberg introduced surreal elements into his work. People with bestial, mask-like faces were intended to symbolize the unsatisfied lusts and addictions of the petty bourgeois. Schnackenberg spent his last years in Rosenheim and died there in 1961." - quote source from a now defunct website devoted to the artist.

All artworks found thanks to Will Schofield at 50 Watts. See all of the original posts on Walter Schnackenberg from 50 Watts here.

1 comment:

Jonathan Dresner said...

Fantastic stuff.