Edgar Ende - Tuch mit Schwalbe
Tuch mit Schwalbe
Oil on canvas 70 x 90 cm Framed. Signed and dated 'E. ENDE 46' in light grey lower right and with name and address handwritten in black verso on stretcher and titled 'Tuch mit Schwalbe'. - A retouched superficial short scratch in the upper left-hand area of the painting and a slight pressure mark.
Edgar Ende endeavoured to depict the subconscious and unreal. It is not only his occupation with the psychoanalysis of Freud that becomes perceptible in his works, but just as much his synthesising interest in the pictorial worlds of the Renaissance and Romanticism. Ende's mystical formal idiom, his encrypted metaphors and complex symbols link these references together with an alchemical gesture. In the animal motif and architectonic fragment we find two pictorial elements that are typical of his work. These point to his close artistic affinity with positions in Surrealism and the Pittura Metafisica of an artist like Giorgio de Chirico.
Murken/Herzogenrath illus. 39, p. 91, 324
Munich 1988 (Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus), Edgar Ende, p. 276, cat. no. 36, with full-page colour illus. p.86 (label on protective backing board)