Resurrecting Youth, Milly Steger
Milly Steger
Resurrecting Youth
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Milly Steger

Resurrecting Youth, 1920


Dimensions
117.0 x 32.0 cm
diameter
71.5 cm
Physical Description
Wood
Inventory Number
SGP40
Acquisition
Acquired in 1921 with means provided by the Pfungst-Stiftung
Status
Not on display

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About the Work

Is he afraid of the courage of his own convictions? With one leg already freed from the fetters, the young man stretches his slender body upwards - and at the same time denies the movement with the timid way in which he has placed his arms protectively around his head. With the expressive body language of her 'Resurrecting Youth', who recalls representations of Christ bearing the Cross and of the Last Judgement, Milly Steger captures the ambivalence of the mood between fear and hope that prevailed shortly after the First World War. Steger, who took over the studio of Georg Kolbe in Berlin in 1917, saw her artistic motivation in the "penetration of the spheres of the soul".

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Resurrecting Youth
Sculptor (male)
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Wood
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Acquisition
Acquired in 1921 with means provided by the Pfungst-Stiftung

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Iconclass

Primary
  • 31D12 youth, adolescent
  • 31A233 kneeling figure
  • 51L51 Resurrection; 'Ressurrettione' (Ripa)

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22.10.2020