World of Labor
Touring Germany 2009-11
November 9 at Deuna, the morning after
About the Artist
The Museum has a magnificent mosaic in its glass entryway. Designed by H. D. Tylle and created by German G. Mayer, the mosaic draws on images from the collection and features five images of men and women at work. Tylle chose to emphasize manual labor. The miner, spinner, fieldworker, blacksmith and foundry worker represent various aspects of the collection. As a medium for the initial composition he chose oil paintings measuring 24 x 32 inches. Only the positioning of the figures comes from the original paintings, while the light and the skin tones have been transformed by Tylle into the style for which he is known. Due to the nuanced sense of color employed by the “Mayersche Hofkunstanstalt” in Munich (Herbert Hahn, Hans Herkommer, Franco Notonica, Tobias Tlusti, Silvia Tulissi) it was possible to translate the drafts of the artist so impressively into the mosaic form.
© 2007, The Grohmann Museum at Milwaukee School of Engineering
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