Boy with Kasper Puppet (Wolfgang Karger), Lotte Laserstein
Lotte Laserstein
Boy with Kasper Puppet (Wolfgang Karger)
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Lotte Laserstein

Boy with Kasper Puppet (Wolfgang Karger), 1933


Dimensions
height: 46 cm
Physical Description
Oil on panel
Inventory Number
2475
Acquisition
Acquired in 2016
Status
On loan

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About the Work

Dreamily, the young Wolfgang Karger gazes into space. Clutched in his arms are two characters of the traditional puppet theatre: the adventurous hero Kasper and his antagonist, the devil. The depiction subtly evokes associations between the child’s character and his playmates. Lotte Laserstein is known for her sensitive portraits from the Weimar Republic. Because of the political realities under the National Socialist regime, the Jewish-born artist was forced to emigrate to Sweden in 1937.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Boy with Kasper Puppet (Wolfgang Karger)
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on panel
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert und datiert oben links: Lotte Laserstein / Nov. 33.

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019
Acquisition
Acquired in 2016

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Persons Shown

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Primary
Secondary
  • 43C78 (playing with) toys

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15.05.2019