Axel Poulsen First Love Analysis

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Axel Poulsen Erste Liebe (First Love) The Danish sculptor Axel Poulsen was born in Copenhagen in 1887. After studying at the local art academy, he lived in Rome and Florence for several years. It was in Rome that he created the marble sculpture “Erste Liebe”, which made him famous overnight. When the National Gallery in Copenhagen wanted to buy the sculpture that got so much praise from critics, it had already been sold. The museum hired Poulsen to create a second version, which he completed in 1921. The sculpture on display in this exhibition is the first version. Werkstatt (Workshop) Rudolf Pohl A head of a girl with an ulcer on the upper lip, which she got from kissing; A head of a man, whose nose and upper lip are destroyed by chancres. The two related relief heads of a couple were part of a…show more content…
It can’t be said with certainty, whether the bears and wild cats are fighting or copulating with the women. The title “Bacchanal” refers to an ancient cult, which was celebrated as an ecstatic festival of spring and fertility to the honours of the god of wine Bacchus. As is shown in the painting, men often dressed up as wild animals during the festival. The Bacchanal was the epitome of orgy and sexual excess, and as such a frequent motif for paintings at the turn of the century. Römer+Römer Sputnik Römer+Römer are visitors of festivals, demonstrations, and subcultural events at which they collect the motifs of their works. The couple mingles among the crowd and immerses themselves in the special atmosphere – as can be seen here at the “Fusion Festival” in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The paintings show scenes of people partying wild, dancing, embracing and kissing each other. They document the special mood in places where, for a short time, societal conventions and norms are suspended. The paintings are based on their own photographic
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