Heinrich Kley, ‘The Jealousy of Man’, 1910-1920, Grapefruit Moon Gallery

A grotesque and unsavory gathering of creatures is assembled in this inventive signed work which is disguised as a children's fairy tale - in this mixed medium drawing from the German expressionist artist Heinrich Kley. Here two nude nymphs shower yellow flowers upon the body of an upright champion in the heroic mold, while an ogre figure shows his jealousy with a grasping, over-sized palm. The hero becomes haughty in Kley's imagining, while the beast appears sympathetic in this technically brilliant, whimsical yet evocative Heinrich Kley artwork.

Sight Size 7 1/2" x 11 1/2" Framed 17 1/2" x 21 1/2"

Signature: Signed upper right