By Fred Whalley

Frank Wedekind’s paintings used to be profoundly inspired by way of the non secular and philosophical principles of the 19th century. specific research of his unpublished notebooks and significant performs exhibits how his characters transgress ethical limitations in a doomed quest to discover transcendent price. In his later performs he intentionally blurs the excellence among artwork and truth, as his pseudo-autobiographical protagonists develop into secularized, redeeming sacrifices that allow bourgeois existence to proceed.

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