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Wilhem Lehmbruck

Seated Youth

     Wilhem Lehmbruck was another artist that was hugely affected by the war. In his piece, "Seated Youth", he uses human form as means of expression. Instead of using tradional rules for sculpture, he elongates the proportions of this figure. The shoulders and head are slumped suggesting pain or maybe personal reflection. The figure's hands hang loosely, contributing to the quiet, emotional tone of this piece. Orginally this work was called "The Friend" after many of the friends the artist had lost in the war. Wilhem Lehmbruck committed suicide in 1919 and this sculpture was then placed in a solidier's cemetary in the city of Duisburg.
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