Walther Teutsch

Another German artist.  I have gobs of these in the queue to be posted, so we may be dealing with German art all summer.  This painting is odd in that there’s a trick of perspective which makes the little girl look like a giant.  She also looks doll-like because of her stiff pose, dull eyes and desexualized crotch, giving the whole painting a surreal twist.  I can see a gargantuan baby doll brought to life Frankenstein-style and tramping through the German countryside, uprooting trees and smashing houses underfoot.  All of this is unintentional, I’m sure, but I find it amusing nonetheless.  Teutsch was an amateur but notable because a few of his pieces are held at the Museum of Modern Art.

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Walther Teutsch – Der Frühling (Kind mit Blumen auf einer Wiese) (1918)

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