18,2 x 32 x 12 cm (7 1/4 x 12 5/8 x 4 3/4 in.)
with mongram on the plinth edition of 13
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. In the sculpture "Stehende Kuh (Windkuh)" from 1923, Mataré pays attention to individual peculiarities of its physiognomy, but these are subordinate to the overall concept of the simple, organic form.