Hans am Ende:
Bust "Worpswede Child", reduction in bronze
Hans am Ende:
Bust "Worpswede Child", reduction in bronze

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ars mundi Exclusive Edition | limited, 490 copies | numbered | foundry hallmark | certificate | bronze | patinated | reduction | size 20.5 x 20 x 11.5 cm (h/w/d) | weight approx. 2.1 kg

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Bust "Worpswede Child", reduction in bronze
Hans am Ende: Bust "Worpswede Child", reduction in bronze

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Bust "Worpswede Child", reduction in bronze

For Hans am Ende, his academic studies in Munich proved to be unsuccessful, even paralysing. Instead of the classroom, he found more inspiration in the Schackgalerie and the Pinakothek. He was fascinated by the study of anatomy. And that is how he repeatedly concentrated on (head) portraits by drawing, etching and modelling. His "Worpswede Child" is a precise portrait as well as the hint of a mysterious beginning.

Sculpture in fine bronze, patinated. Cast by hand using the Lost-Wax-Process. The mould was taken directly from the original in plaster and reduced in size (reduction). In collaboration with the Kunsthalle Bremen. Limited edition of 490 copies, individually numbered and hallmarked with the foundry stamp. With numbered certificate of authenticity and limitation. Size 20,5 x 20 x 11,5 cm (h/w/d). Weight approx. 2,1 kg. ars mundi Exclusive Edition.

"As a co-founder of the Worpswede artists' colony, Hans am Ende has a special significance for the collection of the Kunsthalle Bremen, as works by him were exhibited here as early as 1895. Today he is represented in our collection by important landscape paintings, numerous works on paper as well as the sculpture of the "Worpswede Child". The extremely fine and detailed portrait of the girl radiates an enchanting tranquillity and at the same time, conveys the great artistry of Hans am Ende. I am delighted that this wonderful portrait is now available to a wider circle of collectors through this high-quality reproduction." (Prof. Dr Christoph Grunenberg, Director of the Kunsthalle Bremen)

About Hans am Ende

In 1889 Hans am Ende co-founded the artists’ colony in Worpswede together with Fritz Mackensen, Otto Modersohn, Fritz Overbeck, Heinrich Vogeler and Carl Vinnen. Their participation in the Munich Artists' Cooperative Exhibition of 1895 resulted in honours and purchases for the small group and thus their artistic breakthrough.

Hans am Ende, born in Trier on 31 December 1864, became a student at the Munich Academy from 1884-89, with an interruption of two years. His personal acquaintance with Fritz Mackensen, who had discovered the unknown farming village in the Teufelsmoor north of Bremen by chance, prompted Ende to settle in Worpswede for good in 1889.

Hans am Ende's strongly coloured paintings mainly focus on the moorland. Here he was far away from the academic art establishment and found an immediately captivating experience of nature. He captured the rugged landscape in atmospheric, delicate nature paintings.

In his later work, the Swiss high mountains became the focus of his motifs. He spent the last years of his life there and died in 1918.