Another German artist. I have gobs of these in the queue to be posted, so we may be dealing with German art all summer. This painting is odd in that there’s a trick of perspective which makes the little girl look like a giant. She also looks doll-like because of her stiff pose, dull eyes and desexualized crotch, giving the whole painting a surreal twist. I can see a gargantuan baby doll brought to life Frankenstein-style and tramping through the German countryside, uprooting trees and smashing houses underfoot. All of this is unintentional, I’m sure, but I find it amusing nonetheless. Teutsch was an amateur but notable because a few of his pieces are held at the Museum of Modern Art.
(Last Updated On September 8, 2014)