Liss Llewellyn Fine Art - Archibald Ziegler: Study for An Allegory of Social Strife , late 1920's

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Archibald Ziegler:
Study for An Allegory of Social Strife , late 1920's

Framed (ref: 5549)
Guouache on paper
13 x 16 in. (33 x 40.7 cm)

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This modern day Crucifixion scene – a study for a larger mural – depicts the artist himself on the Cross. Dating to the second half of the 1920’s - a period of mass unemployment and social unrest lasting well into the 1930s - it recalls images of the 1926 General Strike, which Ziegler would have himself lived through as a young art student. Ziegler’s striking composition is likely to have influenced Emmanuel Levy’s self portrait Jesus The Jew, 1942, (Private collection)


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