Ewald Mataré

1887, Aachen1965, Meerbusch-Büderich

Ewald Mataré' s sculptural work is characterized by the search for the form of the essential. Through the reduction and abstraction of the given form, he finds the expression of the elemental and symbolic hidden beneath the surface. Throughout his life, Mataré was devoted to the representation of animals, especially the cow, as a symbol of meditative wholeness. Mataré's numerous commissions for church and state, such as the South Portal of Cologne Cathedral and his professorship at the Düsseldorf Art Academy, distinguish him as an important figure of 20th-century classical modernism.

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