Georg Kolbe

1877, Waldheim1947, Berlin

Georg Kolbe is known for his stimulating and dynamically composed, mostly female nudes, for which famous dancers often served as models. With the aim of depicting autonomous, contemporary people, he creates moving individual figures, which he models in exciting poses and with a great deal of sensuality. His "Dancer" (1911/12) at the Berlin National Gallery was as popular then as it is today. "The Morning" (1925/1929) at Mies van der Rohe's World Exhibition Pavilion in Barcelona symbolizes Kolbe's intensive involvement with the relationship between man and architecture in modernity. From the 1930s, human figures in Nietzsche's sense were created to serve as role models. Kolbe was internationally one of the most successful German sculptors of his time.

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