Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Dr. Gerd Gruber Presents Art to AU in Germany Students
Feast of the Emigrants, water color, 1936 -- This was created in Prague where Margarete Klopfleisch-Grossner (1911-1982) emigrated in 1933, and demonstrates the poor living conditions of an emigrant.
Antifascist Leaflet, wood cut, 1944 -- Hanns Kralik (1900 - 1971) made several small leaflets against the Nazi rulers. The leaflets were printed on cigarette paper, and he printed about 50 of these woodcuts and wrapped them into a small roll. He fastened the paper roll with a tread and left the bundles on the tram. The motion and shaking of the tram caused the thread to unwind, which would blow the leaflets through the street. By the time this would happen, Kralik would have already left the tram.