(Horseman) by Fritz Winkler

(Horseman) by Fritz Winkler

(Horseman)

Fritz Winkler

Title

(Horseman)

 
Artist

Fritz Winkler

  1894 - 1964 (biography)
Year
1931  
Technique
monotype 
Image Size
18 3/8 x 15 3/4" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
1 of 1 unique 
Annotations
none 
Reference
 
Paper
cream laid 
State
unique 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
9054 
Price
$2,500.00 
Description

This powerful, expressionist black and white monotype is by German printmaker Fritz Winkler. Winkler relies on an economy of line to explore the formal, graceful movement of the dressage. He uses the whole sheet of paper to restrain and control both the rider and the horse and capture a moment of tension.

As an equestrian sport defined by the International Equestrian Federation, dressage is "the highest expression of horse training" where "horse and rider are expected to perform from memory a series of predetermined movements."

Much of Winkler's graphic output seems to concentrate on the animal kingdom - horses, cows, birds etc.