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Gift of John Gutmann in memory of Walter Heil
Waking Dreams: Max Klinger and the Symbolist Print
Legion of Honor, Gallery 1: 02/28/09 - 09/06/09
The top composition shows three men on rocks surrounded by the sea, possibly they have been shipwrecked. A huge frightening tortise is climbing onto the rocks and coming towards the men. Below, is a fantastic depiction of hell.
Sailors clamber to safety as their ship sinks in a calm sea. A tortoise crawls onto the rock. Below them in hell sinners writhe in misery in flames or plead for help as a devil watches.