6,7 x 11,4 x 5,2 cm (2 5/8 x 4 1/2 x 2 in.)
with monogram on the underside edition unknown + 7 estate casts
Ewald Mataré's work is known for its outstanding animal sculptures, which deal with horses, cats, birds or bulls, but above with the motif of the cow. From cattle to calves, the artist has explored this subject in his sculptures many times. Although there are hints of Expressionism, detached from it, Mataré has developed his own formal language. Following principles of simplification and reduction, he concentrates on the essentials of his figures and thus captures their essence. The "Stehende Kuh (Maulwurfskuh)” appears as a flowing, organic body in which the head, ears, legs and hindquarters merge into a single unit rather than standing out separately and allowing clear identification.